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mintty problems with Windows 8.1 on-screen keyboard (tablet) and Alt-Gr keys

On a tablet running Windows 8.1 I installed Cygwin 2.0.0 64. Unfortunately I have issues using the on-screen (virtual) keyboard with Alt-Gr keys from within mintty. Example: In Germany to get to the ...
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Install TTF font on xterm (cygwin)

I am trying to install a new font on Cygwin. Lots of websites give tricks for an old Cygwin where everything was inside: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF Some say it's easy with this: cp ...
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Vimserver on Cygwin

Following to this question, I discovered that I can use --servername <name> and --remote on my console vim executable under Cygwin. So I installed vim-common vim and gvim and I do not have ...
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Does anyone know of a pre-built cygwin distribution that includes common packages?

For those of you familiar with Cygwin and its packaging system/installer, you will know that the installer distributed from cygwin.com comes with the basic skeleton software as well as a tool that ...
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Where do I put commands to run scripts?

I'm trying to run a few scripts (whether python, java, etc). The developers in their documentation give code for me to put in. Here are some examples: java -Xmx2g -jar muTect-XXXX-XX-XX.jar ...
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can't run 'wget|curl|git clone' or 'irb' in MobaXterm

A collegaue recommended me to try out MobaXterm (Personal) for my *nix on Windows (7) needs. It's promissing but I have the following problems: although I had installed ruby (tried the apt-get and ...
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Extending awk one-liner from identifying matching pair of columns (row by row), to multiple columns

I am using Win7 with Cygwin. I have a one-liner that will work for identifying matches in a PAIR of columns, but when I try to introduce additional columns (i.e. >2) I cannot get it to work. So the ...
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java function does not work in cygwin

I'm trying to run a series of programs in Cygwin, but I'm pretty new to this kind of thing. My current dilemma is running a java file. My input and the error is below. Gaius@Ellislab2015 ...
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Installation Root (Cern) v6.00.02 with Cygwin

I have installed Root (Cern). Before calling "root" it is necessary starting the X server (by Cygwin, typing "startx"), to allow Root to use Windows. By "setup-x86_64.exe" I installed Cygwin ...
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rsync is missing files

I'm trying to get rsync working between Win7/cygwin source and CentOS 7 VM destination. My command: rsync --dry-run -r -a -v -i -h -x --ignore-times --checksum --progress --delete --delete-before ...
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SCP connections mysteriously drop; too many connections?

I am running OpenSSH via Cygwin on a Windows 2008 server. This system acts as a file server for a pool of 30 build systems. At build time, each build system copies files as necessary from the file ...
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Connect to shared drive from Emacs on Windows 7

I am using emacs-w32.exe, invoked from Cygwin, on a Windows 7 machine. I'm trying to connect to a shared drive that I can otherwise access and write to (e.g., by using the Windows explorer), but I am ...
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What are potential problems of running cygwin programs outside of cygwin? [closed]

So, silly question: I want to use Taskwarrior (a commandline todo-list manager), but on windows it looks like my only option is Cygwin. No big deal, but I don't really want to switch back and forth ...
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Running Cygwin Screen as a standalone program?

Would it be possible to separate Screen from Cygwin, and run it without running Cygwin first? If not, are there any alternatives to screen on Windows?
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Tool(s) “patch” is(are) missed, please install it(them)

I am using xampp in Windows 8. I want to install magento security patches in local magetno. To run command I have install Cvgdrive but when I run the following command I am getting an error. bash ...
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Cygwin Bash Script?

I have no real clue about linux, but need a simple script to copy what I manually do 1. Open Cygwin 2. Type a directory name (micros) 3. Type a command (reload) That's it...I just can't get it to ...
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Netbeans 8.0.2 will not compile code [migrated]

I have a problem with my Netbeans, not compiling any kind of Code for example: #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> /* * */ int main(int argc, char** argv) { printf("hello ...
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Run .sh in cygwin script from cmd

I have a .bat script that calls some .exe to generate text files: generate.bat: ... ResGen main.txt Main.resources /str:c# ... After that, I want to use vim's commandline search/replace on the ...
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Run .sh file on double click on Windows with Cygwin

I created a .sh script file on my Windows machine. I'd like to run it on double click. If I open up the Cygwin Terminal and start it manually with the “sh” command it runs without problems. When I ...
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Installing GNU Parallel on Cygwin [closed]

Is this possible? I have googled and searched at length and found no answer to this question. How can I install GNU Parallel on Cygwin? I wish to run a command similar to this : Link Thanks.
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Cygwin shell add context menu item

There's this question on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9637601/open-cygwin-at-a-specific-folder I want to do something opposite. When using terminal I want to right click and have context ...
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Shortcut to run mintty.exe with ConEmu

I'm trying to create a shortcut to start Cygwin's mintty.exe (logged in with default config) in ConEmu. The only way I was able to start mintty inside ConEmu via shortcut was by defining the ...
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Mounting a directory from the host in boot2docker for Windows

I'm running docker 1.6 and boot2docker on a Windows 8.1 box. When I use the Boot2Docker Start shortcut, it takes me to a cygwin bash prompt where I can run docker commands natively. I'm having ...
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Modifying wget permissions and download directories on Cygwin

I have Cygwin installed on my Windows 7 64 bit PC and I often download large files using wget. wget, however, saves all files with permissions that forbid me from executing the files when they're ...
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Can't find the good Cygwin shell executable

I am working on Windows 7 and I need Cygwin for my project. I am trying to launch the Cygwin terminal from a Java programm and then write command lines but my problem is that I can't find the right ...
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Libpcap on Cygwin

I recently installed Cygwin, and while trying to get Reaver onto it I got the following error: pcap library not found!. Although I think Cygwin is a terrifically useful tool, I'm still not used to not ...
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Is it possible to install llvmlite Python package on Cygwin?

When trying to install llvmlite Python package on cygwin, I get the following errors: $ pip install llvmlite Downloading/unpacking llvmlite Downloading llvmlite-0.4.0.tar.gz (69kB): 69kB downloaded ...
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How can I change audio volume from cygwin? [duplicate]

I have a media box running Windows 7 (with cygwin ssh) playing some random music, and I'm in the other room with another laptop. Is there any way I can ssh there to adjust the volume, or do I need to ...
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Cygwin not reading config file

I have a fresh installation of Cygwin and I created a config file (just as I had in my old installation) with the info to connect to ssh to some hosts. Now in this new fresh installation I have to ...
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Undo setfacl changes

Using Cygwin in a virtual machine, I ran this command setfacl --remove-all /cygdrive/c After that I noticed this message: C:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. I undid this change by ...
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rsync created directory permissions (Windows to Linux)

I am trying to rsync a directory from Windows (cygwin) to a Linux server. After googling a bit, I found out how to properly set the file permission of the remote files. However, the directory that is ...
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Putty->Cygwin X11 Forwarding “Can't open display” Error

I am using Putty on a Windows machine to ssh into another server. Once there, I am trying to use X11 forwarding to pop windows onto my computer. The remote system is not the issue since it is a large ...
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Clear console buffer in ConEmu with Cygwin

I've recently switched from using iterm in OSX to using Cygwin in ConEmu on Windows. One thing I'm really missing is the ability to completely clear the terminal buffer at any time using Alt+k. I've ...
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Mapping drive through ssh tunnel between Windows computers?

I have a Windows 7 computer that I use to acquire data and I want to be able to map it's C drive (or a folder in C and it's subfolders) in another Windows PC (using windows 8 now) to access it in ...
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Why is grep missing missing matches when searching multiple directories?

Trying to grep the files in several child directories, grep returns nothing. ~/box/raw $ grep ":2259\"" f*/hh*.adt ~/box/raw $ But when I descend into one of the child directories, grep finds a ...
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Cygwin: during sed operation changes are not save

While I'm using sed I'm able to see correct results in terminal but in file changes are not visible. I used following comand: sed -e 's/MN2/MN9/g' 01_valid.txt on terminal screen I see changes in ...
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apt-cyg install return md5sum error

Since the last time I reinstall windows, and then cygwin, apt-cyg stops working. It keeps telling me "md5sum: standard input: no properly formatted MD5 checksum lines found". What could cause the ...
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“cannot create hard link X to Y: Operation not permitted” on ext2 drive from cygwin cp -al

/cygdrive/d/ is a USB hard disk formatted as ext2 and mounted with ext2fsd. When I try cp -al /cygdrive/d/X /cygdrive/d/Y where X is a file, I get the error in the title. Things I've Tried/Verified ...
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how to change order of system includes in mingw under cygwin?

I am trying to use mingw32 under cygwin32 to crosscompile. However, I get an error involving float.h In file included from /usr/i686-w64-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/include/winnt.h:16:0, ...
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Cygwin: Get process state

When I run top in Cygwin I get: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND I would like to extract these columns for all processes: PID PPID S COMMAND ps gives PID, PPID, ...
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Making file's mode 000 on cygwin - does not work

Seems cygwin is unable to cancel a file readability mode, viz.: $ echo "123" > ttt $ cat ttt 123 $ ls -ls ttt 1 -rw-r--r-- 1 Administrator None 4 Mar 22 10:19 ttt $ chmod 000 ttt $ ls -ls ttt ...
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Unable to set permissions using Cygwin on Windows 7

I have Cygwin 1.7.34(0.285/5/3) installed on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine and I've found that I'm unable to control the permissions of files/directories on my computer with it (through chmod). Most ...
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How to do a nightly Rsync from Windows Client to Ubuntu Server with Cygwin and Task Scheduler?

I do this with the OS X machines in the office but I wish to do this with the Windows PC too. On OS X, I created SSH keys and cron jobs to rsync certain folders to specific user folders on our Ubuntu ...
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Password required when trying to ssh into a server using Cygwin on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a server at our company, and one of the things I'd like to be able to do is host public Git repositories on it which I can access over ssh. Both the server and the workstation I'm ...
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is there a gzip like tool with password protection for windows? [closed]

I want to encrypt some text files on a server that could be unencrypted on the fly when needed for searches (I would use it with cygwin). I was thinking of something like gzip and gunzip type of a a ...
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Cygwin's MinTTY takes about a minute to start up

When I open MinTTY from outside an existing MinTTY, the new terminal window takes about a minute to show up. My Windows shortcut is set to run C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -. The ...
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Cygwin and Cygwin64 missing prompt in terminal

I tried to install and reinstall cygwin and cygwin64. I also tried different mirror sites. Instead of seeing a line like user@PC~ $, I see a blank screen with a blinking cursor. The properties of ...
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Starting Zsh in ConEmu in specified directory

ConEmu runs zsh under CygWin fine. I want to add a right click option to explorer to "Start ConEmu With CygWin Zsh In This Diretory" ConEmu provides an Integration settings page to set explorer ...
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How to force windows to delete a directory that is in use? [duplicate]

I have a directory under C:\Users\myuser\.ssh and I need to delete it but Windows won't let me. From Windows explorer: From a Cygwin shell: myuser@mymachine /cygdrive/c/Users/myuser/.ssh $ rm -rf ...
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I added a simple socket perl server script under Cygwin Xinetd to echo client input but it reads blank instead

I installed a x32 version 1.7.33 of Cygwin on my x64 Windows7 machine. I added a new service under /etc/xinetd.d/ccapi. $ cat ccapi-stream service ccapi { id = ccapi-stream disable = ...