Take Command LE (32 bit) locking up several times a day

May 29, 2009
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I'm not sure what the issue is - when I go away for a while and come back, it's locked up (completely unresponsive and I have to kill it typically leaving a vew orphaned TCC.exes).

I've gone back to V10 (which luckily stayed installed even though I told it to uninstall).
 

rconn

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I'm not sure what the issue is - when I go away for a while and come back, it's locked up (completely unresponsive and I have to kill it typically leaving a vew orphaned TCC.exes).

I've gone back to V10 (which luckily stayed installed even though I told it to uninstall).

What version and build of TCMD/LE, and what version of Windows?
 
May 29, 2009
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Build 25 is a (now expired) beta build; you should update that immediately.

Rex Conn
JP Software

I installed .35, uninstalling .25 first. It's now locked up again. I wasn't actually doing anything, I just set a few environment variables and went to lunch.

Process Explorer says: State: Wait:UserRequest (don't know if that's at all helpful).
 
Jan 24, 2009
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Afaik the le version is free and unsupported

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----- Reply message -----
From: "skipaugur" <>
Date: Mon, Nov 15, 2010 2:58 pm
Subject: [Support-t-2427] Re: Take Command LE (32 bit) locking up several times a day
To: <rob@drrob1.com>

---Quote (Originally by rconn)---
Build 25 is a (now expired) beta build; you should update that immediately.

Rex Conn
JP Software
---End Quote---
I installed .35, uninstalling .25 first. It's now locked up again. I wasn't actually doing anything, I just set a few environment variables and went to lunch.

Process Explorer says: State: Wait:UserRequest (don't know if that's at all helpful).
 
May 29, 2009
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The free version is TCC/LE, as far as I know.

The version I'm using, Take Command LE, cost me around $40 to register (for V10) and shows my registration information via Help/About.

Afaik the le version is free and unsupported

Sent from my Droid Incredible Verizon Wireless phone

----- Reply message -----
From: "skipaugur" <>
Date: Mon, Nov 15, 2010 2:58 pm
Subject: [Support-t-2427] Re: Take Command LE (32 bit) locking up several times a day
To: <rob@drrob1.com>

---Quote (Originally by rconn)---
Build 25 is a (now expired) beta build; you should update that immediately.

Rex Conn
JP Software
---End Quote---
I installed .35, uninstalling .25 first. It's now locked up again. I wasn't actually doing anything, I just set a few environment variables and went to lunch.

Process Explorer says: State: Wait:UserRequest (don't know if that's at all helpful).
 
May 29, 2009
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Not particularly, except that it's hanging inside Windows, not TCMD/LE.

Can you send me your TCMD.INI?

Interesting - I had saved that off a few days ago when the problem started, and hoped TCMD would re-create it with valid values. When I checked, it was present but empty (but the size was listed as 3K); I replaced the old file and it hasn't locked up in over 12 hours... So possibly the problem is solved. Here's the information if it's useful.

[4NT]
AutoCancel=No
AutoRun=Yes
BatchAliases=Yes
BatchEcho=Yes
CMDExtensions=No
CopyPrompt=No
DelayedExpansion=No
DelGlobalQuery=Yes
DirJunctions=Yes
DuplicateBugs=Yes
ExecWait=No
HistLogOn=No
LocalAliases=No
LocalDirHistory=No
LocalFunctions=No
LocalHistory=No
LogAll=No
LogOn=No
LogErrors=No
MouseWheel=Yes
NoClobber=No
PathExt=No
Perl=No
Python=No
RecycleBin=No
Rexx=Yes
Ruby=No
SettingChange=Yes
SHChangeNotify=No
UnicodeOutput=No
UnixPaths=No
UpdateTitle=Yes
Win32SFNSearch=No
Wow64FsRedirection=Yes
ZoneId=0
ANSI=No
CDDWinLeft=20
CDDWinTop=20
CDDWinWidth=300
CDDWinHeight=140
PopupWinHeight=140
PopupWinTop=10
PopupWinLeft=40
PopupWinWidth=300
WindowHeight=0
WindowState=Standard
WindowWidth=0
WindowX=0
WindowY=0
Transparency=255
InactiveTransparency=255
AppendToDir=No
CompleteHiddenFiles=No
CompleteHiddenDirs=No
CompletePaths=No
CursorIns=15
CursorOver=100
DirHistory=4096
EditMode=InitInsert
FuzzyCD=0
HistMin=0
History=20000
HistCopy=No
HistDups=Off
HistMove=No
HistWrap=Yes
ServerCompletion=Local
AmPm=No
BeepFreq=440
BeepLength=2
CommandSep=&
DecimalChar=Auto
DescriptionMax=512
NTFSDescriptions=No
Descriptions=Yes
EscapeChar=^
EvalMax=10
EvalMin=0
ExpandPseudovariables=Yes
ParameterChar=$
RegularExpressions=Perl
SwitchChar=/
TabStops=8
ThousandsChar=Auto
ProxyPort=80
FirewallType=None
PassiveFTP=Yes
FTPTimeout=180
HTTPTimeout=180
TFTPTimeout=180
MailPort=25
RLocalPort=0
SSLStartMode=0
SSLPort=0
[TakeCommand]
AlwaysOnTop=No
AppendToDir=No
AutoUpdateFolders=No
CompleteHiddenFiles=No
CompleteHiddenDirs=No
CompletePaths=No
CompletePercents=No
IBeamCursor=No
InactiveTransparency=255
ServerCompletion=Local
SingleInstance=No
Transparency=255
Tray=No
WindowState=Standard
AutoAttachConsoles=No
ConsoleBufferRows=5000
IBeamCaret=No
LeftAltKey=Yes
LeftCtrlKey=No
RightAltKey=No
RightCtrlKey=No
SmoothScroll=No
StartTabWait=0
TabIcons=Yes
Tabs=Top
TabSize=20
TabRotation=No
TabX=Selected
CloseIfNoTabs=Yes
ClosePrompt=No
DescriptionMax=512
Descriptions=Yes
LinuxSelection=No
LockExplorerBar=No
LockMenuBar=No
LockTabBar=No
MinimizeOnClose=Yes
MouseWheel=Yes
NTFSDescriptions=No
PathExt=No
RegularExpressions=Perl
SettingChange=Yes
SHChangeNotify=Yes
ShowHiddenFiles=No
ShowSysFiles=No
ShowSuperHidden=No
SingleClick=No
ShowExtensions=Yes
UpdateTitle=No
Wow64FsRedirection=Yes
ZoneId=0
 
Jul 31, 2008
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I'm not sure what the issue is - when I go away for a while and come back, it's locked up (completely unresponsive and I have to kill it typically leaving a vew orphaned TCC.exes).

I was *JUST* about to post a similar report!

I am running TCMD 12 64-bit edition (latest build) on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I had the TCMD window open, went out to get lunch, came back about 20 minutes later and the program had locked up (empty WINDOW, non-responsive). I have seen this same problem several times, only when TCMD is left open. My screen blanker (built into Windows) had kicked in, but I'm not sure if that has any bearing on the problem.

I never saw anything like this with TCMD11.
 

rconn

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I was *JUST* about to post a similar report!

I am running TCMD 12 64-bit edition (latest build) on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I had the TCMD window open, went out to get lunch, came back about 20 minutes later and the program had locked up (empty WINDOW, non-responsive). I have seen this same problem several times, only when TCMD is left open. My screen blanker (built into Windows) had kicked in, but I'm not sure if that has any bearing on the problem.

I never saw anything like this with TCMD11.

Try deleting & recreating your TCMD.INI -- the people who've reported this previously say the problem (apparently) went away with a fresh TCMD.INI.
 
Jul 31, 2008
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Brighton, CO
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Try deleting & recreating your TCMD.INI -- the people who've reported this previously say the problem (apparently) went away with a fresh TCMD.INI.

Tried that, didn't work. I deleted the file, let TCMD recreate it, then added only this stuff back in:

[4NT]
StdColors = Bright Cyan on Black
EditMode = Insert
BeginLine = Ctrl-A
DelToBeginning = Ctrl-U
DelToEnd = Ctrl-K
DelWordLeft = Ctrl-J
EndLine = Ctrl-E
COLORDIR=exe com:bright red; bat btm:bright yellow; rdonly:green; doc:bright blue; bak:blink bright white;arc zip z
MailAddress=Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert@alum.mit.edu>
MailServer=[redacted]
MailUser=[redacted]
MailPassword=[redacted]
MailPort=9999
UnixPaths=Yes
 
Jul 31, 2008
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Brighton, CO
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I removed my TCMD.INI and TCSTART.BTM files and restarted TCMD. It didn't hang up this time. Hmmmm....

This is what was in TCSTART.BTM:

@echo off
if %_pipe != 0 .or. %_transient != 0 quit
cls /c
ver /r
echo.
if %_shralias NE 1 shralias
alias /r D:\tcmd12x64\TCalias
setdos /i-zip
setdos /i-unzip
set HOST=%USERDOMAIN%
set .ANT=e:\mn\mn.exe
set .YAG=e:\yo\yo.exe
set ANTLIB=antennas
set PINS=24
set PLTLIB=plots
set YAGLIB=yagis
set CTPATH=e:\CTY
set DVPPATH=F:\
set CVSEDITOR=D:/emacs-23.2/bin/emacs.exe
set DXSPIDER_ROOT=E:/spider
set EDITOR=D:/emacs-23.2/bin/emacs.exe
set LIBRARY_PATH=D:\cygwin\lib\mingw
uname -a
set CDPATH=C:\;D:\;E:\;F:\;P:\;F:\My Documents
set TITLEPROMPT=`%_cwd`
prompt $p$g
echo %_dow %_date %_time
echo.
 
Jul 31, 2008
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Brighton, CO
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Hi Rex,

I think I may know what the problem is. I restored my TCSTART.BTM file and commented out the ONE command that went outside the TCMD environment, and the window stayed active all night, no freezes.

It was the 'uname' command, which is part of the Cygwin (Unix emulation) package.

Please try this:

Download and run "setup.exe" from www.cygwin.com. When you get to "select packages", expand "Base" and select only "cygwin", then Next.

After it's done installing, run this program within TCMD:

C:\cygwin\bin\uname -a

This should display a message like:

CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 JJR 1.7.7(0.230/5/3) 2010-08-31 09:58 i686 Cygwin

Now just leave the window alone. In about 10-20 minutes, I expect it will become unresponsive.
 
Jul 31, 2008
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Brighton, CO
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I couldn't reproduce the problem that simply. I've attached my files, maybe you can if you install Cygwin.

rename tcmd.ini.txt to tcmd.ini
rename tcalias.txt to tcalias
 

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