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Does anyone know how to set mintty to use zsh on the newest cygwin install?

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Just edit your /etc/passwd and replace /bin/bash with /bin/zsh.

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Awesome, this didn't work in previous versions of Cygwin. Thanks! – Mack Mar 3 '12 at 1:47

If your shortcut is using mintty.exe then change it to:

C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico /bin/zsh --login
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