cygwin provides a Unix/Linux-like environment under Microsoft Windows OSes.

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Installing programs downloaded via wget in Cygwin

I've just gained the ability to download files on my PC using wget running in Cygwin on my Windows 7 PC. The problem is that whenever I go to C:\cygwin64\home\Brenton where these saved files are ...
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SSH client not found on cygwin64?

I startup the cygwin bash prompt using the batch script but there is no ssh command. How do I setup an SSH client in cygwin64?
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Cygwin Alt-x not working… but other Alt- keys are fine

I like to use alt-x in tmux for copy-mode. This is fine on my Linux machine, but in Windows' Cygwin's xterm the Alt-x key does nothing. I used AutoHotkey to check that other Windows applications can ...
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openssh slower in windows 7 than linux

I can acces to a ssh server. My client ssh is on a dual-boot machine: windows 7 and ubuntu 14.10 With ubuntu, I can download at the speed of 190 ko/s in average (my connection is 2 Mb). Even better, ...
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Can we use windows command prompt for programming?

I'm a great fan of Microsoft Windows.For programming i'm using Ubuntu.But i don't want to use Ubuntu for programming or for anything else.What i'm asking is can we use the Windows Command Prompt with ...
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cwRsync permissions on external drive

I'm having problem using cwrsync to backup my data to an external drive as no data can't be opened on other computers because of permissions cwrsync sets. This is my backup batch script: @ECHO OFF ...
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Jenkins failed to locate Cygwin

my Jenkins job fails as it gives this error message: hudson.util.IOException2: Failed to locate Cygwin installation. Is Cygwin installed? at ...
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Cygwin uses Windows commands

I'd like to build a a library with Cygwin. I've installed Cygwin on Windows 8.1 and added it to the windows's path. I still get this error: Cygwin still want to start Windows' FIND command ...
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Is There Any Command Line Tools For Editing The Image-Based Subtitles? [closed]

I'm looking for a good command line editing tool, for some types of image based subtitles.. Like:- BDN-XML (XML/PNGs) VobSub (Sub/IDX) DVD-Subs (Sup/IFO) There is so many applications for ...
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Is there a way to create a /dev/clipboard like in Cygwin?

This answer says, that Cygwin features a /dev/clipboard device, that's in sync with the default Windows clipboard. Is there any way to have that same feature in Linux for the Primary clipboard? ...
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Where does Cygwin set the locale ($LANG env var)?

I know that I can use the locale tool and the export LANG=... to set my locale on Cygwin. However, even I don't have %LANG% defined on Windows, when I run bash --login, I notice $LANG is already ...
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Can SSD boost the speed of Cygwin?

Anyone knows if installing a SSD drive can speed up Cygwin in Windows? Cygwin is essential to my daily work and for some reason I cannot switch to Linux. But the slowness of Cygwin really bugs me. ...
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malformed file name on disk to be deleted

In my desktop folder I do have a directory called 'final_year_project_cd'. Inside that directory I do have this file with following file name. ...
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I have created a symbolic link I can't delete (command line OS X, windows share)

By accidental use of the ln command I have created a symbolic link file which I can't delete. It's on a Samba share I have access to. I have tried deleting it in various ways, command line, mouse ...
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Cygwin's timestamps are all off

My system time is set for CST, America/Chicago. It is currently 11:38 AM CST, 17:38 UTC, on 2014-01-08. It also affects ls, and any other program. I believe am running into time zone conversion ...
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appying dos2unix on all files under folder

I am trying to appply dos2unix on all files. find $WORKSPACE/itrp-sr -type f -exec unix2dos.exe {} \; but is resulting in an error 1 [main] find 3468 fork: child -1 - forked process 4524 died ...
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Is there any way to have Cygwin tools in PATH without them replacing Windows commands?

I would like to be able to use GDB, GCC and such straight out of a windows command prompt, so I put my Cygwin bin directory in my Windows path. Problem is that Cygwin programs now take priority over ...
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Automate windows mouse actions on desktop from a remote script

I have an application which is proprietary, has an incredibly ugly GUI, and is the only way to process files that I need processed. I want to automate this application which has no scriptable ...
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CYGWIN on windows 2008R2

we have configured CYGWIN on windows 2008R2 and the services are started when we try to connect from outside to the server it is giving the below error. $ sftp 501226742@tnwp010457.psamer.ps.ge.com ...
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Console window needs to be resized before launching VIM in SSH session [closed]

So I installed git-scm and am using the bundled cygwin ssh (as far as I can tell) program that comes with it. The maximum height of my VIM window is limited to the height of my console window PRIOR to ...
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What's the Bash equivalent of “cmd /c”

I'm trying to launch a Bash Shell window that should immediately start a Windows Application. It's the Bash Equivalent of "cmd /c MyApplication.exe". MyApplication is a Windows Console application. I ...
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Vagrant VM mysteriously disappearing after rebooting host

I am running Vagrant on Windows 7. I use cygwin to run Vagrant up and halt, etc... I noticed that if I do a vagrant halt, and then restart my host computer (the physical box), my vagrant VM ...
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wget missing from cygwin install

I was trying to install oh-my-zsh and found an article requiring 'wget' to do that. My install of cygwin64 on Windows 7 did not contain 'wget' -- I searched for it in the search filter of the setup ...
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TIME of process not listed in ps on Cygwin

I am trying to find the TIME of a process which you would normally find in ps on a Unix based system but instead on Cygwin there is STIME which surely is not the same thing; I've tried to google for ...
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How to set up a working ssh server on Windows 7 that accepts public keys

What I actually wants it to make it possible to use rsync from an Unix server to backup files on a Windows 7 Ultimate computer. It need to use public keys unattended and I want Unix-style directory ...
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Exit code 127 in cygwin64

After years without problems, suddenly several programs in my installation of cygwin64 on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional are failing to run, and instead appear to exit immediately with code 127, which ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only?

If there is a way to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only in Windows 7? I can do it with the following script for all programs: Capslock::Control But how can make the key ...
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connection to cygwin sshd auto connection after log in

I install the sshd service in cygwin successfully, but when I log in to the ssh server, the connection is auto closed. I tried to execute the date command and it didn't output the result. I also ...
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Cygwin+KiTTYCyg: /bin/sh: No such file or directory

Trying to use KiTTY with Cygwin (x86) on Windows 7 x64. Installed latest Cygwin and all needed packages. Added ;c:\cygwin\usr\local\bin\;c:\cygwin\bin to system Path env. Downloaded KiTTYCyg for ...
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need to start GUI program in Windows through ssh [closed]

I need to start a GUI application in windows machine via ssh. But the problem is when I am using some ssh server this application is running in background. I used freesshd server, which running in ...
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conemu multiple bash cygwin ssh

I just want to know how to have multiple tabs logged in to a server via ssh to for example ssh user1@1.1.1.1 for a tab named server1 (to some particular folder location) and ssh user2@2.2.2.2 for a ...
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How can I transplant my Cygwin installation to another machine/architectureI?

The specific problem I have is this: I have an old (but up-to-date) Cygwin 32-bit installation that has evolved over the past ten years or so. I want to move to a 64-bit Cygwin, with the same ...
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Cygwin: alias to Program Files (x86) directory

Using cygwin, I'm trying to create the following alias: alias write="/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Notepad++/notepad++.exe" When I execute the command to launch notepad++ directly, I have no ...
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32bit and 64bit Cygwin sshd services on the same machine

I have Windows 7 station and I would like to have two running sshd services: ssh daemon for 32bit Cygwin ssh daemon for 64bit Cygwin I installed 32bit Cygwin sshd using setup script ...
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Cygwin (and Putty) special keys not working

TL;DR: Cygwin sends like 3D instead of alt+arrow and such. I've been using Cygwin for years now to ssh into my server. I'm always struggling with GNU Screen's uncomfortable window handling and a few ...
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Jenkins SSH Windows node bash error

I have Jenkins server for continuous integration and I want to add another node. Node is Win 7 station which runs Bitvise SSH server. On that Win 7 station is installed Cygwin 32 AND 64 bit (for ...
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CygWin: grep command shows some “binary file coincidence” message

I have been googling about this, but, maybe due to my spanish version of CygWin/Windows, I have not been able to find a solution. I have latest (December 2014) CygWin 32 bits installed, and it seems ...
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Can CygWin 64 bits compile 32 bits sources?

I am trying to compile on CygWin 64 bits the (presumed) 32 bits wake on lan tool here created by Thomas Krennwallner, supposed to compile on Unix and Windows under CygWin. After download I did: ...
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Cygwin Terminal backspace and arrow keys not working

The arrow keys returns A,B,C,D and my backspace key are not working properly . This problem happens only with the vi editor.Is there any way to solve this issue on Cygwin ? I did find possible ...
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accessing EC2 instance from cygwin

I should follow these instruction to connect to my EC2 instance with cygwin : $ cd ~ $ cp /cygdrive/c/Users/JohnSmith/Downloads/cs184-john-stanford-edu.pem . $ chgrp Users ...
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Using Cygwin X as a screen/tmux-like fashion

I have the following environment: A laptop running Windows 7 that I connect/disconnect to my work network every day A desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 that's permanently connected to the work network ...
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How do I mount as SYSTEM?

I want to mount a share as system. I need to run a TACKSCHEDULER task as "Run when not logged on", but I can't access my network drives: mount: R: on /cygdrive/r type ntfs ...
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Interactive program ignores keystrokes on a CygWin OpenSSH Server

I am running Windows 7 SP1. I have installed CygWin with OpenSSH, so now I have a running SSH Daemon that seems to be working OK, except for a problem with an interactive command-line program that ...
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Shell unbuffering for CygWin: is it possible?

I have tested on CygWin doing "ls -R" with a large directory and sending the output to a Test.txt file, so the process takes about 30 seconds to complete; the file is created, but it is empty; it will ...
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Cygwin terminal jumps into vi-mode when using back arrow, bug or config issue?

I'm new to Cygwin64 on Windows (Vista) and still working through optimizing the environment--while using it. I've already resolved Cygwin VIM editing issues by adding ~/.vimrc. In this problem, Cygwin ...
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PuttyCyg not starting correctly: “Must be connected to a terminal” error message

My computer is running Windows 7 SP1 64 bits with CygWin 64 bits installed and updated (as for 16-Nov-2014). I need to run the screen program of CygWin in a text console. I am trying PuttyCyg, a ...
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I cannot use Awesome with Xming

I get the following error when I try to run awesome WM in cygwin with Xming: W: awesome: color_init_reply:136: awesome: error, cannot allocate color '#000000'
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Is it possible to manually install a package from the package file on CygWin?

I have downloaded the file corresponding to the package "screen-4.2.1-2" for CygWin: screen-4.2.1-2.tar.xz I know it can be installed using the installer, but I was wondering if I can do it ...
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`mv` creates a hard link instead of move or rename file or directory

I'm experiencing very weird issue with moving and renaming directories and files using mv I have never experienced before. The weirdest thing is that it's happening on Ubuntu as well as on Cygwin on ...
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rsync from Solaris to Windows (character encoding on filenames)

I'm trying to use RSYNC to sync files from a Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) System to a Windows Server 2008 R2 (via cygwin) There are many Files containing characters like "ä", "ö", "ü" or "ß". Which are only ...