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

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chgrp and chmod not working in cygwin (windows 8)

I work in "C:\Users\leyou.ssh" I need to chmod id_rsa to 600 as it's currently 644, but it has no effect. Hence I tried "chgrp Users id_rsa" but it doesn't work neither and the group remains as ...
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cygwin's chmod behaves as working, but it does not work

My Cygwin installation is behaving strangely: chmod does not work. [09:45 Administrator@DellIns14 ~] > ls -ls /usr/bin/chmod 64K -rwxr-xr-x 1 Administrator None 38K Feb 6 2012 /usr/bin/chmod ...
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Starting with python [closed]

I have been an open-source user for many years. I am trying to get up to speed with python. Most open-source tools are like the Borg - massive, complex, and impenetrable to the outsider, but seem to ...
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Do I have to manually update my PATH in Cygwin shells?

I use Cygwin on Windows 7. I'm not really a Windows user, so it's already a little inconvenient for me to have to have this extra layer in between my OS and Zsh, my shell of choice. Now, I frequently ...
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curl bails on download in cygwin but not os x

I'm trying to download a copy of a postgresql db from Amazon S3 in cygwin. But it yields zero's across the board yielding a useless file. This is my curl command: curl `heroku.bat pgbackups:url` -o ...
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Windows 7 and CYGWIN ssh login trouble

I have two PC's both running Windows 7 (64 bit). I installed CYGWIN (64 bit) on them today simply for the SSH functionality. (I want to use a file sync program called Unison and Unison recommends the ...
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SSH'd (via Cygwin) vim to write to local file

Okay, so I'm trying to solve the problem of getting the contents of a yanked register from a SSH'd session in Vim, to go to the Windows clipboard. Here's the scenario: SSH into development ...
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how to verify the validity of the binary using the public key?

I want to install Cygwin-64 ,when i go to download page ,some information tells me: Run setup-x86_64.exe any time you want to update or install a Cygwin package for 64-bit windows. The signature for ...
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Windows exe, bat, cmd not launching under cygwin /MobaXterm unless extension explicitly provided

I am using a preconfigured cygwin that is packaged into the MobaXterm product. Following is an example of the issue I am facing: $ sbt package /usr/bin/bash: /drives/c/apps/sbt/bin/sbt: No such ...
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MSysGit is adding a cygwin prefix to non-cygwin paths and then failing to find its current directory

I've had Cygwin's git installed on my Windows 7 64 bit machine and it's been working fine. However, I've found myself wanting to be able to use git from non-Cygwin programs (in particular, Windows ...
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How to use Console2 with tmux

I am able to start tmux using the mintty terminal included with cygwin. However, when using Console2 (running on 64-bit windows 7 and using C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe as the shell), I get the following ...
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Could you please run the following code and suggest how to get rid of the error occurring? I'm running the code on cygwin [closed]

#!/bin/bash/ lpd_factor=1 beam_radius=.01 defocus=0 power=1000 weld_speed=1.5 while [ `echo "$beam_radius<=.05"|bc -l` == 1 ] do lpd_factor=1 while [ `echo "$lpd_factor<=3"|bc -l` == 1 ] ...
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Cygwin layout properties not saving

Every time I try to set the column width or font size in cygwin terminal it tells me that it is Unable to modify the shortcut: . Check to make sure it has not been deleted or renamed. It is a ...
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Transfer to a remote machine, trouble with hostname

I'm connected to a remote host via SSH, I've read the rsync page and I understood that to transfer a file from my local machine to the remote host I have to do rsync myHostname:path/to/file ...
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Cannot install matplotlib in cygwin (freetype issue)

It would be really nice to have matplotlib in my cygwin environment. I have 64-bit Windows 8 with 64-bit cygwin. When I type: pip install matplotlib I get whe following error message: * The ...
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Enable ssh connection on windows server 2008

I am trying to ssh in windows to some windows server 2008 using cygwin but I got following error: $ ssh -v works780@172.26.33.203 OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1h 5 Jun 2014 debug1: Reading ...
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Wildcard argument to cygwin utility

Command ls "myfolder" does its job, listing csv files inside the folder. Yet ls "myfolder/*.csv" -> No such file or directory because ls "myfolder/*" -> No such file or directory and ls ...
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Lowercase L key does not work in cygwin terminal

This is probably the weirdest software problem I have ever come across. When I press L key in cygwin command line I see no reaction whatsoever. All other buttons on the keyboard work perfectly. In ...
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Speeding up explorer.exe global shortcuts [duplicate]

I'm running Cygwin on windows with cmder as a terminal for zsh. The way I got it to be a bit similar to what my linux setup has is I placed a shotcut (.lnk) on my desktop with a keyboard shortcut ...
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Permissions changed when using cygwin

I am trying to run a "startserver" command for Sybase on a virtual machine. If I use CORD or some other tool to ssh into the box it works just fine. However, when I use Cygwin to log into the box I ...
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Unable to connect to Cygwin from Mac OS X by ssh

I've started ssh server on Windows 7 using Cywgin and I'm trying to connect to it by ssh from Mac OS X Mavericks. It fails with next error: ./ssh username@hostname -v OpenSSH_6.6, OpenSSL ...
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How can I run msiexec from cygwin to unpack a msi?

I need to unpack (not execute, unpack) a msi in a cygwin makefile. If I invoke from the windows command prompt the following msiexec /a package.msi /qn TARGETDIR=C:\foo The package is correctly ...
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How to open multiple Mintty windows in Windows 8? [duplicate]

When I click Mintty's shortcut, it opens, if I click it again, it just returns focus to the window it had opened earlier. This is the shortcut's command I am using (I came to use it because it avoids ...
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cygwin basic command trouble

I'm using Cygwin to simulate Linux environment on my Windows 7 machine for learning some basic commands and functions. Right now, I am just practicing moving through directories and different file ...
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Can I use Cygwin as a replacement for Ubuntu, for bash script testing?

Next wednesday i'm having an exam on Operating Systems. In this exam there will also be a part bash-scripting. The teacher itself will test the scripts in a Virtual Machine running Ubuntu. Myself, ...
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Using Cygwin to run nginx on Windows

Is it possible to run a Linux installation of nginx from Cygwin? Or should I run the Windows version? Basically I want to be able to restart Cygwin from command prompt instead of having to end the ...
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Cygwin vim doesn't load files in runtimepath

I created a custom syntax file, and but none of the files in $VIMRUNTIME seem to load. I followed these pieces of the documentation: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/filetype.html#new-filetype ...
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Cygwin tmux: “failed to connect to server: No error”

Just as the title says, whenever I try to start tmux in Cygwin 64-bit (Win7), with any or no arguments besides --help, I get the following error: $ tmux failed to connect to server: No error I ...
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Chocolatey install of Cygwin keeps looping through sites?

So I have been trying to install Cygwin via chocolatey here, using: cinst Cygwin However, I get this screen which just goes through different sites, and keeps 'failing'. Now I am concerned... ...
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android.bat is not recognized as an internal or external command

I have setup up the environment for cocos2d-x. I have edited the create-android-project.bat file according to my Cygwin, SDK and NDK locations. Now when I try to create a new cocos2d-x project double ...
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Virt-manager on Windows Desktop

I have a KVM host and would like to manage guest via the virtual machine manager on a Windows machine. I have been looking around on the Internet and some suggestions include using Xming and Putty ...
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ssh between cygwin and debian wheezy

I am trying to connect desktop(win7 x64) and note (debian wheezy x32). Made standard install of ssh cygwin and debian. Created pub-key and moved via usbflash it to ~/.ssh/authorizwd_keys and to ...
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Slow screen redrawing in terminal emulator

I use a modified PuTTY (PuTTY Tray, derived from PuTTYcyg) to connect to my Cygwin's login shell (zsh), on Windows 7 (64-bit). This works, but the screen refreshing is very slow. For example, when I ...
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Windows Vim symlink config file persistent error

I'm trying to configure the native Windows Vim/gVim and the Cygwin Vim/gVim to behave nicely together. To this end, I created symlinks, ~/.vimrc and C:\Users\<myusername>\_vimrc, that both point ...
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What are the filesystem implications of using the SYSTEM account and cygwin in Windows?

I have found something very peculiar while working with the SYSTEM user session. For cygwin some files are there, for Windows, some of them are not. What I find most interesting is that "touch" will ...
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less command is unable to show pdf file in cygwin/mingw

I use less to read pdf in linux. While either in mingw or cygwin, less is unable to show pdf in the right way. looks encoding issue. Any help? thank you!
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Is there a way to show windows processes in Cygwin constantly

I would like to monitor processes from a cygwin shell, using top or a variant. The reason for this is its realtime reporting and constant updates. However under cygwin, top will not report on windows ...
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Cygwin broke something when trying to install new software

I was trying to install some OpenGL libraries and something strange happened so I stopped the update. Now, when I use cygwin, ls doesn't work and whenever I open up a new terminal window I get my ...
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Where is chmod in cygwin?

The only chmod showing up is way deep under a strange location: C:\apps\OpenSSH\bin>dir /s \cygwin\chmod Volume in drive C is Windows7_OS Volume Serial Number is AC58-16CE Directory of ...
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I am having trouble trying to authenticate Google SDK using cygwin

I am trying to install SDK using Cygwin as instructed here https://developers.google.com/cloud/sdk/#Quick_Start after Cygwin is installed I follow the guide and then try to authenticate using the ...
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XWin: Specify coordinates for new windows

I use cygwin's XWin server to display a UNIX CAD application remotely. I have two monitors. The CAD application opens new windows on every possible opportunity and new windows are always created (0,0) ...
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How can I setup an X Server to run in the background on Windows?

I have grown tired of the (visual) problems I get when using the combination of not-so-great terminal emulation+CygWin on Windows. Now I just run a forwarded gnome-terminal from my server when working ...
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How to avoid mounting all drivers in cygwin?

On my system, I have two drivers, C: and D:. I do not want D: to be mounted at /cygdrive/d. I tried to modify /etc/fstab, but no matter I remove the default line, or explicitly set up for C: only, ...
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ssh connection refused error on cygwin on windows 8

I set up sshd on cygwin (via the openssh package), and started up the ssh daemon on port 7000. I opened up the port 7000 on my modem as well as windows firewall. From the cygwin prompt, when I connect ...
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Problems installing JSCover 0.2.0 on Windows 7

I am trying to install JSCover 0.2.0 on Windows 7. I was using this guide, but failed on step 2 where I need to run the example-server.sh Do I need to run it from windows command line, or cygwin ...
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Windows 7 cygwin xterm: Xt error: Can't open display

There is no display available when I try to ssh from a Windows 7 system to Ubuntu. When I do this: ssh -X -c blowfish-cbc username@IP xterm I get this error: xterm Xt error: Can't open display: ...
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How can I have Emacs window(s) and cygwin shell running simultaneously on Windows?

I have Cygwin working with Emacs 24.3.1 on windows 8.1 with Emacs downloaded from the Cygwin installation, however I can't use Emacs and the Cygwin shell at the same time or open up multiple Emacs ...
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How to fix Windows 8 Anaconda “can't open file” errors in cygwin when using absolute paths?

I'm having troubles getting Anaconda to run python scripts on cygwin. My configuration. Windows 8.1 $ echo $PATH ...
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ssh-host-config script still finds the user account cyg_server when it's deleted

I removed sshd service and deleted the privilegded user account created by the script. Now I want to re-install sshd, and am having trouble with the ssh-host-config script. It still finds the user ...
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Copying folders with cygwin

The folder produced by cp -r myfolder myfolder2 is marked shared as reported by "It is shared with other people. Are you sure that you want to delete it?" dialog in windows when I try to delete the ...