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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
15 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
13 views

Launching Cygwin/X with no xterm

Recently I wanted to add install new Cygwin package. Cygwin Setup wanted to update every available package, and I let it do so. Now, the XWin Server shortcut fails to launch anything. It took a lot ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

need to start GUI program in Windows through ssh

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
5 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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'
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

`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 ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

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) ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
243 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
18 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
58 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
89 views

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=?
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
353 views

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 ...