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I installed emacs 26 under cygwin64, terminal version, no X.

When I enter emacs to start there is a second or so delay before the bash prompt reurns, the error code is set to 0.

The same thing occurs with emacs 25.

I have two machines, one Win7, the other Win10. The behaviour above is exhibited only on the Win7 machine.

I am unable to find any log info to see what might be going on.

Any ideas?

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    run strace /usr/bin/emacs it should rise a pop up with an error message. You likely had a incorrect update – matzeri Aug 21 '18 at 7:26
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    You might also try running it with -Q --debug-init to stop it reading any startup files. – meuh Aug 21 '18 at 7:59
  • $ strace /usr/bin/emacs strace.exe: error creating process C:\cygwin64\bin\emacs, (error 5) $ emacs -Q --debug-init $ – user2567544 Aug 21 '18 at 8:32
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I believe the issue is as highlighted here.

http://cygwin.1069669.n5.nabble.com/Corrupt-Cygwin64-install-td130085.html

TL;DR - Problem is Trend anti virus.

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