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I am using mintty under Cygwin on Windows 10. I don't know why this started happening but suddenly everytime I type a command and hit enter, the command and all the scrollback text is cleared. I don't know what I could have done to cause this. Does anyone know how to get out of this mode. It persists when I logout/login. It does not happen with a regular Cygwin bash shell and a regular DOS Commmand terminal is fine. It also happens when using vi which is the most annoying.

  • Show us: this is a good time for a picture. – ctrl-alt-delor Mar 14 at 16:58
  • Unfortunately this computer is on a private network with no Internet connectivity. – John in MD Mar 14 at 17:04
  • I often tell people off for using photo, when they could create a screen/window grab, and for posting screen grabs, when they could post text, but I think this time a photo is OK. – ctrl-alt-delor Mar 14 at 17:11
  • I have checked the prompt (PS1), it's using eval export PS1=\"basename \"$PWD\": \" . Nothing in the .profile. I have also tried not setting it at all but didn't help. – John in MD Mar 14 at 17:23
  • It may be related to a Macafee update. – John in MD Mar 14 at 18:36

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