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

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How do I create a shortcut on Windows to launch Urxvt w/ Cygwin bash but also with certain options beforehand?

Confusing title, I know. Here's the problem: To launch Urxvt in such a way that my extensions work, I'd open up Cygwin and use export DISPLAY=:0 and then urxvt. If I launch urxvt just with urxvt then ...
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How to diagnose command-line hang if looking at it with Process Explorer makes the hang stop?

It's a command-line hang, so you'd think it would be easy to diagnose. But I just can't figure out why 1 out of 25 times, certain scripts of mine hang. I'm sure it's something I've done. Typically, ...
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cygwin ssh connection OK via localhost, but not via 127.0.0.1

I've installed Cygwin and OpenSSH server on it. Cygwin version is 2.2.1(0.289/5/3) and OpenSSH version is 7.0p1-1 After some configuration, I can connect on my SSH server with: $ ssh ...
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Connecting Pidgin to ZNC (Windows)

I'm on Windows 7, and have installed ZNC through Cygwin. I've created a server configuration, and I'm trying to connect a pidgin account to it via these instructions. I keep getting the "SSL ...
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Stop Jenkins from Converting Paths on Windows

I am attempting to run a Windows 8.1 machine as a "dumb slave". I am using Cygwin and SSHD to provide a working environment that functions great when I SSH into this machine. However, I am having ...
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SSH asking for passphrase when none used

I am trying to ssh into a server from cygwin on Windows 7. I created public/private keys using ssh-keygen, and didn't add a passphrase. I then added them to the authorized_keys on the server. When I ...
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Cygwin SFTP server works fine with WinSCP, but Linux client shows “connection reset by peer”

Using Cygwin, I configured an SFTP server on a Windows 7 machine. I can use WinSCP for file transferring from another Windows machine, but when I try to log in to the machine from a Linux machine it ...
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How does `chmod +x` work in cygwin?

I just downloaded an executable via cygwin's wget and found I cannot execute it. In cygwin I get $ ./clink_0.4.4_setup.exe -bash: ./clink_0.4.4_setup.exe: Permission denied and when I try to ...
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Install older version of gfortran on windows (cygwin x64)

I'm using cygwin 64bit for windows. It offers all the packages you could want in the setup, but I can't find a way to get an older version of a package (gcc fortran compiler in my case). I have ...
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Windows 7: Introduce commands for the run-command

Given Windows 7, you can press Win+R to open the command prompt. How I introduce short cuts to execute commands? For example, I use Cygwin and would like to open a Cygwin terminal simpy by writing ...
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How to use echo in shell command from Makefile?

I have a GNU makefile. It runs fine on Linux, Solaris and OS X. However, under Cygwin-32, Cygwin-64 and MinGW, it produces: /bin/sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `(' /bin/sh: -c: ...
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zip extractor reading archives from stdin

As follows from UNZIP(1L) man page Archives read from standard input are not yet supported Are there another CLI programs running under Linux/cygwin which can extract from zip archives reading ...
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How to I make the parallels shared folders visible under cygwin ssh sessions?

I do have Windows VM with Cygwin ssh server installed and configured and I am trying to access the host shared folders from ssh sessions. Somehow it seems that even if these folders are mapped in the ...
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Changing the HOME for Cygwin

I'm trying to change the home directory for Cygwin on a computer at work. Our home directories mapped to a network share by default. This seems to cause some confusion for Cygwin, as it created a ...
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Changed cygwin home location, now the terminal can't find my .minttyrc config file

I had to change the HOME location for Cygwin by setting it to pick up the directory I set in /etc/passwd (following the solution from here). It seems to not be a problem for the majority of my ...
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Why doesn't Apache start up automatically?

I have Apache2 running on Cygwin on my Windows 7 computer. It doesn't do much, it just hosts some HTML documentation for my local (firewalled) LAN. Oddly, it doesn't seem to start automatically even ...
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How to force Cygwin's .bash_history to be in custom HOME?

I am using Cygwin (CYGWIN_NT-6.3 2.0.4(0.287/5/3)) with a custom /etc/profile which I use to set the HOME to a personalized path, also, /etc/passwd sets that same path for the [only] user. If I load ...
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How to setup background image on Cygwin?

I am looking for a way to setup a background image on Cygwin. In the options of Cygwin shell Mintty there is no settings available to setup background image. Is there any other way to setup ...
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Accessing rsync folder after windows re-install

I am using cygwin to backup my Debian VPS to my Windows PC. All is fine, but if I re-install Windows I can't access the backup folder until I change the owner of the folder and all its children. ...
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apt-cyg can't connect to download mirror

Question I was asked to help with the following problem. Each time apt-cyg tries to connect to it's server, it just can't get response and gets stuck with connecting to it. Since I'm there via ssh, ...
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How to change the default shell in Cygwin?

I am trying to change my default shell from bash to zsh in cygwin. The normal unix command chsh isn't available on cygwin The etc/passwd file it seems isn't used anymore in existing versions of ...
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Intellij - Open directory of selected file in Cygwin

In Eclipse, I could use Easy Shell and have a command to open the directory of the selected file in Cygwin. I wonder if it is possible for Intellij. The best I could do so far is use Terminal plugin ...
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GNU screen is slow exiting

I've set up my .bashrc to automatically screen -DRA (even though it's a local session). screen works fine, except that if I run exit from the last window or otherwise close it from the client itself, ...
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Cygwin Mintty unicode doesn't display fail despite having dejavu sans mono and everything

Edit the problem is ubuntu machine can't display \u03bb as greek lambda symbol ubuntu is remote: [ubuntu@ubuntu:~]$echo -e "\xce\xbb\x0a" λ [ubuntu@ubuntu:~]$echo -e "\u03bb" \u03BB this is ...
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Call MATLAB installed on network drive from Cygwin shell script

MATLAB is installed on a network drive, and I want to call it from a shell script. The installed location is \\apps\matlab2014b$\bin\win64\MATLAB.exe in P:\. I am using Cygwin to run the shell ...
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Cygwin, emacs and associate it with a file type on Windows

I want to use Emacs as and editor and shell. On Windows 7 I installed cygwin , X11 and emacs. In terminal I added to /etc/profile file these lines: XWin -multiwindow 2> /dev/null& export ...
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cygwin opens three windows instead of one

If I open a cygwin terminal window it opens three instead of one window. The titles are C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe Cygwin Terminal <my host and current directory> Only the third ...
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Is there a way to pause mosh from 3 second UDP updates?

Is there a way to pause mosh in a Cygwin installation? I think it's causing an excessive battery drain for my AndroidAP phone, since it's designed to be sending packets every 3 seconds, which is not ...
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Can cygwin shell interfere with git bash when using Git Bash Here?

I've been using Cygwin terminal for a long time, and have gotten very used to its quirks and what-not. Recently I've been using the Git Bash shell in Windows 7 (64-bit). For Git command-line work, I ...
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openSSH is ignoring the HOME env variable

I've been trying to sort out the Could not create directory issue with openSSH installed via cygwin, and have tried every solution I can find on the internet, but none of them are working... I've ...
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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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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 ...