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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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to have an homogeneous environment for python and tools like PIP [on hold]

I have a learning group for pythong where people are coming with their machines but with differents OS (Windows, Mac Os, Linux). For Mac and Linux, it is quite easy as you can install programs like ...
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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 ...
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I am experiencing strange font problems with urxvt in Xwin

It appears that characters are shifted over one pixel to the left. I am experiencing this problem in multiple fonts. I have previously not experienced this problem. Here is a picture of the behavior ...
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ffmpeg time lapse “overwrite” error - may be a globbing/shell issue?

I'm having some trouble with what I think should be a simple FFMPEG script. I'm just trying to take all the jpg files in a given directory and fill them into a time lapse video. I'm comfortable with ...
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Why does my Cygwin installation has a bad $PATH?

I've just installed Cygwin on my computer. If I type echo $PATH I can see this output: $ export $PATH -bash: export: `/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/cygdrive/c/Program': not a valid identifier -bash: ...
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Verify that connection to Cygwin SFTP Server is encrypted

I must ensure that my flow is encrypted. I am on a Windows machine and I have installed a SFTP server via Cygwin.. I am using WinSCP as client. And I am developing another client in C#. Everything ...
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Encrypt data flows via SFTP protocol

I have a problem and I am neither a system engineer nor an expert about certificates. I have to transfer some file from a client to a SFTP server via SFTP protocol. I have installed a SFTP server on ...
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Virtualbox: run vboxmanage on windows host via SSH?

I'm running virtualbox 4.3.16 on a Windows 7 64bit host with a few Linux guests. I need to be able to issue poweroff commands from one guest to another, but the vboxmanage command isn't working when ...
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tmux split panes not rendering properly in Conemu

I'm trying to use tmux over ssh (cygwin) in conemu, and keep running into the following issue. I'll start with a vertically split screen that seems to be fine: And switch to the right split, hit ...
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cygwin: vim in mc not coloring

I have a setup using cygwin with midnight commander and vim. I have a proper .vimrc in my home folder, which works fine if I start up vim directly on the console. Now I also want mc to use vim, so I ...
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Copy Paste on Command Line Ubuntu on Virtual Box with Cygwin Terminal

What is a command line tool that enables copy paste text on ubuntu, also Is it possible to paste on Host machine that is copied from a virtual box, on a Cygwin terminal.
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How to set fish as default shell in Cygwin?

I installed fish and can start it. Now I would like to use it as my default shell in Cygwin. How may I achieve this? So far I tried two thing. I overwrote the content of /etc/shells with /bin/fish ...
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Perforce on Cygwin Prompts for a visible password

When I run the perforce login command in a cygwin shell running inside a mintty terminal emulator, the password prompted by perforce is visible--as I type the characters that make up my password, the ...
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Cygwin cmd's open on every program launch

I am not sure if my installation is weird, but I installed Cygwin yesterday with some basic programs, along with X-server and XFCE4 so I could feel more at home in windows, and upon every ...
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Zip settings. How to concatenate results from multiple zip files?

So I was one of those fools that didn't realize that Windows 8.1 has removed the windows 7 recovery option for restoring old backups. Now I have a backup set (A folder containing ~1500 zip files) ...
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Find real size of Windows/winsxs folder in Cygwin

I'm running Cygwin with the default installation. I'm a complete noobie to Linux & Cygwin. I just figured out how to find all hardlinked files in my c:\windows\winsxs folder. (Navigate to ...
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How do I patch cygwin to resolve the shellshock vulnerability?

I have cygwin installed on my computer and would like to make sure that I'm secured from the shellshock vulnerability. How do I patch cygwin to fix the shellshock vulnerability?
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How to paste text from clipboard to the cygwin shell in VirtualBox VM running on OSX?

I have installed a copy of cygwin in a Windows Server 2012 which is hosted in a VirtualBox VM. The new cygwin terminal is not a simple DOS prompt anymore. From the option I will need to use ...
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Reactivate Dormant Processes in Windows7

I have a very computationally intensive program (which I wrote in python) and starting two days ago I ran 6 copies of it in parallel (using 6 Cygwin terminals on a Mac Book Pro running Windows7 in ...
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Installing local repo of Cygwin via command line

I am trying to install Cygwin on a windows machine via command line. The Cygwin repo is sitting on a Linux server and is accessible via samba share. I am not sure, but I think this string will do the ...
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How to Download HTML Pages of a WebSite, Based on a Time Stamp?

I know this might be a repeated question, and I'm sorry for that, but I failed to find any answer for my problem . I Just want to download the Pages html files, without any other contents, and (If ...
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How to use prezto with zsh on cyginw

I have setup perzto with zsh on cygwin. I am using the default sorin theme as my prompt. I see 3 rectangles as the end of my prompt instead of 3 ">>>". Is there a way to fix it? Can I use a different ...
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Rtorrent under cygwin: watch folder does not handle wildcard

So I'm running rtorrent on cygwin (windows 7 pc). I just installed basic cygwin and the rtorrent 0.9.4 package (including dependencies the installer prompted). I made a downloads, watch and session ...
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How do I wipe a USB drive using dd on cygwin on Windows?

I am trying to use dd to wipe a usb drive using Cygwin on Windows. What should I use for the of argument? dd if=/dev/null of=?
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DU reports different folder size in unix and cygwin (windows)

I was copying some files from windows machine to unix one (debian) and after checking file count (both matched) i tested folder size with du and i got different results: windows: ...
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Installing Cygwin with MinGW in windows

I wanted to install Cygwin in the C:\Cygwin (which is shown by default during installation). I have the C:\MinGW installed in that directory too(I mean C:\) Will this cause any problem when I install ...
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Is it possible to run GNOME 3 on Windows XP/Vista/7?

I want to install GNOME Shell and its core apps and features (including Natilus, Evolution, Empathy, Multiple workspace, and more) on a Windows 7 platform. Is it possible to do that with or without ...
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Running sh.exe in windows cmd.exe: command not found

For some reason I need to run a (hopefully simple) sh file under Windows and be able to do so from another application. I can do that using cygwin, but for various reasons I need this operation to be ...
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Run cygwin command from windows command line

I am trying to make PhpStorm run vagrant rsync when files are changed, because built-in rsync-auto fails with my deep directory structure. I am able to setup watcher in PhpStorm settings, but I don't ...
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Use Cygwin ftpd standalone

For sharing files between a guest Linux running in a virtual machine and the host system, the plain old FTP seems sufficient to me. I intend to use the host, Win7 + Cygwin, as the FTP server. ...
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Error while installing Perl package Term::ReadKey in Cygwin

I'm trying to use git via cygwin Well, I used this command to clone the svn content to a local git repository: git svn clone svn://path/to/my/project --username myuser Git was returning: ...
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Why does my bash command not work in cygwin cron?

I have a simple shell script that works perfectly in cygwin under my login: /cygdrive/c/Users/sam.walton/work/inspector/push_db.sh It will download a file via curl and dump it to a Windows share. ...
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Cygwin nano syntax highlighting

I want to have basic syntax highlighting in a cygwin implementation of nano. This comment confirms for me that it's possible, but I can't find any information on how to actually make it happen.
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Firewalling VirtualBox: restrict host inbound connections to guests only

I have Windows7 + Cygwin and VirtualBox. I would open a listening port on the host accepting only inbound connections from the VMs. Note: In many case the server services running on the host can be ...
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How to use cygstart when using run.exe in Cygwin

I'd prefer to use emacs as a shortcut directly by using run.exe, but when I open it that way, I lose access to cygstart when I try to do things like open web links (etc). Is there some way to get ...
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CygWin shortcut to launch server, connect and start a program

I have miraculously only spent about 20 minutes getting an installation of cygwin to communicate with a remote box that I use for controlling my CNC machine. At this point, to get everything running ...
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Cygwin Mount error

I am not able to access nfs mounted directory. It shows 'No such file or directory'. Administrator@ipsl11 / $ mount //10.142.201.76:/user/ims/testshare /shiva Administrator@ipsl11 / $ mount ...
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How do I go to the bottom of cygwin terminal?

I have a very simple problem. When running scripts in cygwin I often go higher to see some first results of the script. The script itself is still running and is giving output too. To get down ...