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Old 02-02-2010, 02:30 AM   #1
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Question xterm: why do I need to press Enter twice, in xterm?

Google turned up only one item about this, on a Cygwin mailing list, and there was no answer given in the follow-up posts.

If I launch an xterm, it pops up as it should. Now, at the command prompt there, if I hit ENTER, nothing happens. I have to hit ENTER a second time, to get the usual effect (a newline occurs).

Also, if I enter a command at the prompt, like:

me@machine# echo "hello"
again, I need to hit ENTER twice.

Why is this? Can I make it not be like this? Annoying!

Thanks for any insight

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Sorry Sasha, but I don't have that problem with cygwin at work. One setting when installing Cygwin is whether to use Unix newllines or Windows style newline / returns. Which did you opt for.

That is the only thing I can think of.
Old 02-02-2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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Hi Jim

Sorry if I mislead the reader, but Cygwin is not involved here in my scenario; only Slackware.

It was just that the only *reference* I located via Google, happened to be on a Cygwin mailing list.

I have cruised the xterm manpage several times, both for this issue, and just because I wanted to gather up all the other switched I am giving to my xterm when it starts; but I didn't note any particular stuff in the docs about CR/LF/newline.. Maybe I should look again?

NOTE: The xterm manpage is some 5000+ lines, so I may have missed something.


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