help needed to fix contrib/ee crash/exit when receiving SIGWINCH

Joel Dahl joel at
Fri Oct 23 05:39:28 UTC 2009

Antony Mawer skrev:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Alexander Best
> <alexbestms at> wrote:
>> hi everyone,
>> together with hugh mahon (the author of ee) i've been trying to fix a nasty
>> bug in ee. for some reason ee exits (not crashes) and leaves the console
>> corrupted when receiving SIGWINCH (`killall -SIGWINCH ee` should exit all
>> running ee instances).
> I noticed this the other day when working on a new 8.0-RC1 system...
> in my case I was using putty (Windows ssh client) to access the system
> and maximised the window I had ee running in, and noticed ee just
> dumped me straight to the prompt.
> I am wondering if this has anything to do with the new tty subsystem
> in 8.0, as this wasn't a problem I've experienced before under 7.x...

I've been using ee in Mac OSX for a while and I see the exact same behaviour, 
ee exits when I resize the terminal window.  I haven't seen it in FreeBSD yet, 
but that is probably because I don't use Xorg on any of my FreeBSD systems...


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