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Readline: spawning child process with inherit on windows breaks SIGINT handling #5634

mdlawson opened this Issue Jun 5, 2013 · 0 comments


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mdlawson commented Jun 5, 2013

When spawning a process like so:

child = spawn("ls",[], {stdio: "inherit"})

in windows, while a readline terminal is in use, after the child process has exited, readline no longer catches ctrl-C as SIGINT, ctrl-C simply exits node.

Can be reproduced in nodejs 0.10.10 with the following code

var readline = require("readline");

var spawn = require("child_process").spawn;

rl = readline.createInterface({
  input: process.stdin,
  output: process.stdout

rl.on("line", function(line) {
  var child = spawn("cp", [], {
    stdio: "inherit"
  child.on("exit", function() {

rl.on('SIGINT', function() {


After pressing enter once to run cp, ctrl-c no longer functions as expected

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