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Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 02:38:14 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: --fork under Cygwin

Off-list, Jim wrote:

On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 06:14:25PM -0400, wrote:
> Fork is evil under cygwin. I had to use process explorer to kill cygwins bash, and johns, trying to clean up.  The cygwin shell (even from another shell), would not kill the processes spawned.
> It should be #defined out in options.c in a cywiin build, IMHO

That's a pity.  I was hoping it'd work better.  I vaguely recall Rich
reporting --fork almost working on contest edition under Cygwin, with
only some caveats, and I was hoping I had addressed those now.

Rich, maybe you could give the current code a try before we give up on it?


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