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shell not starting randomly #5
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The screen shot shows that the window name is
Since the shell looks like it has at least started, I would start investigating by tracing its startup sequence. For zsh the earliest user-writable startup file is
One possibility is that it may not be hanging at all, but you may (for some reason) have an empty prompt (i.e. a buggy startup sequence that sometimes unsets/empties PROMPT/PS1); the shell may actually be waiting for input. You might just try typing a command (e.g.
Note: If you are using tmux’s
1 Windows can be given an initial name via