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Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 17:02:38 -0400
From: Jason Tishler <jason AT tishler DOT net>
To: cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: Disappearing rxvt Windows -- can anyone else duplicate this problem?
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On Mon, Aug 27, 2001 at 04:14:55PM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
> I will try to isolate further what in .bash_setterm is causing the
> problem.
>
> #
> # $Id: .bash_setterm,v 1.2 2000/04/25 18:05:23 jt Exp $
> #
> 
> #
> # get terminal type
> #
> 
> # Constants
> DEFAULTTERM=dumb
> TERMFILE=~/.bash_lastterm
> 
> # Set default term type
> if [ -f $TERMFILE ]
> then
> 	term=$(cat $TERMFILE)

The above is the offending line.  I'm still scratching my head as to why.

Nevertheless, if I temporarily hardcode this line to:

    term=rxvt

then the automatic logout feature is disabled.

A couple more tidbits:

1. If I add a line of the same form directly to my .bash_profile and
don't dot in .bash_setterm, then the problem still occurs.

2. If I create a small shell script such as the attached, then I cannot
reproduce the problem.

I will try to dig more...

Jason

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#!/bin/bash

TERMFILE=~/.bash_lastterm
term=$(cat $TERMFILE)
echo $term

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