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

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input/output error while copying PNG files from linux server to desktop using scp in cygwin

I am trying to copy some png files from linux server onto my local desktop running windows 7. I am trying to copy the files with cygwin using the scp command. I do not get any syntax errors but all my ...
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How to reset the terminal under Cygwin?

Under Linux, I can clear terminal output with a simple reset from the command line. Under Cygwin, it appears reset does not work: I also tried reset 0 and reset 1 with no joy. And I even tried the ...
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What is the name of the Cygwin package manager? [duplicate]

I'm not a regular Cygwin user. I installed Cygwin and Cygwin64 for testing proposed patches. I tried to perform a git clone, but it failed with -bash: git: command not found. So I need to install Git, ...
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How does cygwin mount mapped network drives

I use Cygwin as a POSIX environment, and I have a bunch of mapped network drives on my windows computer (set up by a sysadmin, not by me). I have found that all the network drives which are mapped on ...
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nvcc can't be found error

im trying to setup a tool that requires nvcc but im unable to to do. This is what i got so far: Installed the CUDA toolkit Verified it by using nvcc -V output: nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda compiler ...
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Cygwin - how do I search scrollback?

Going to be pretty depressed if this is not a feature by now. To be clear, by scrollback, I mean scrolling up and down on the terminal emulator to see history.
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cygcheck: track_down: could not find cygnettle-4.dll

I'm trying to use cmake in cygwin. When doing so I get the following: ~> cmake --version /usr/bin/cmake.exe: error while loading shared libraries: ?: cannot open shared object file: No such file ...
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cygwin/x no image from remote host

I installed and started cygwin x server and everything seems working. Log from startxwin: $ startxwin Could not load crashreporter dll Welcome to the XWin X Server Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project ...
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How to prevent rdiff-backup on cygwin from crashing?

I'd like to employ rdiff-backup for backing up my user directory of my Windows 7 - 64 bits. I use the following command line: rdiff-backup -v5 /cygdrive/D/home/maxp ...
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Unable to connect to SSH after generated public key and private key

Can some one help ? I have installed openssh (version OpenSSH_6.8p1) in windows 7 and I have generated the public and private keys, however I'm not able to connect to that SSH. I'm getting an error ...
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unable to ssh after generated public and private keys in windows 7

Can some one help ? I have installed openssh (version OpenSSH_6.8p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2a) in windows 7 and I have generated the public and private keys, however I'm not able to connect to that SSH. I'm ...
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conEmu 3x3 bash

I want to run a 3x3 bash setup. Since this needed some tweaking I just wanted to share the answer here. Create a new task and add Bash::CygWin 3x3 bash to task name. Then paste the following in the ...
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Hiding/Removing Cygwin/X 'Start' Menu icon from showing on Windows Desktop

I'm running Cygwin/X (with qt3) under windows 7, and in a modal style, fixed in the top left of my desktop, I have this annoying X icon, which presents me with a cygwin/X/Start menu, style list of ...
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Cygwin: scp/ssh is slow

I'm using rdiff-backup for backuping my data. Since some machines are using Windows I installed sshd and rdiff-backup with cygwin there. The backup works but is pretty slow. I then did some testing ...
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Cygwin Package Manager - Installed Packages Not Appearing

I'm trying to install a package for Cygwin. When installing, Cygwin reports no errors yet when I go to the Cygwin terminal I find the packages are not installed. An example with wget. I call Cygwin ...
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ChkTex on Windows

I'm trying to install the SublimeLinter-chktex package for Sublime Text 3 on Windows 8.1. As part of that I need to install Cygwin and ChkTex. Following the instructions, I have first installed ...
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ubuntu server on virtual box, slow performance troubleshoot

I run Ubuntu 14.02 headless server on a Virtual Box. I ssh into the box using Cygwin. I use screen, it has ~6 tabs open. In the first tab I run ember serve. It watches files for changes, and serves ...
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Gem installation failling with “The compiler failed to generate an executable file” on cygwin

Trying to install multiple gems on cygwin, I keep getting this error: /usr/share/ruby/2.2.0/mkmf.rb:456:in try_do': The compiler failed to generate an executable file. (RuntimeError) This error is ...
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How does sshd under cygwin authenticate?

I know very little of Windows yet I have to work with a Windows server. The only way to make this bearable is with Cygwin and sshd. I have installed and configured sshd but I don't really understand ...
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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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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 ...