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

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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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Use of gd.h library in c [closed]

Can I use the gd.h library in c for pixel level manipulation of images?If so how can I install it on cygwin 64 bit running on windows?
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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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error while executing .sh file on cygwin

when I run the following command sh orizon.sh It throws following error which: no reset in (/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/cygdrive/c/Perl64/site/bin:/cygdriv ...
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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 ...
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Bypass the $Recycle Bin in CygWin?

I'm using a CygWin session to find a large number of directories at a certain level in the file system tree in a loop, compress each directory into 1 archive, then delete the directory This ...
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Run a command in another cygwin window and not exit

From current cygwin shell, I want to run a command(say, pwd) in another cygwin window, I use: cygstart /bin/bash pwd It did spawn a new cygwin window but close immediately. I want the window is ...
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Cygwin fish mutiline prompt

I've got a multiline prompt in fish which works fine on Ubuntu, but not on Cygwin. Each time I press a button the prompt is reprinted except for the last line. My guess is that cygwin deletes the ...
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Windows 7, repetition of audio tick.wav, like those Unix guys can do, from other application.

At org-pomodoro_resources at master · lolownia_org-pomodoro · GitHub / resources, there is a tick.wav file, to be played repetitively, from Emacs. I have tried start, wmplayer, vlc, play (sox), and ...
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Windows - can't get Unison to run on Windows (bash: unison: command not found)

Windows 7 64 bit Hi, I installed cygwin and ssh and some other packages along with it. I also downloaded Unison and copied it to folders in c:\Program Files\Unison and added that path to the ...
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vim (7.4) command line does not display on win8.1 64 bit

The vim (7.4) command line does not display on win8.1 64 bit in mintty, rxvt, or command prompt windows. I am using the same config files on win8.1 as on win7, where vim displays correctly (same ...
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How can I tell if my script is being run in elevated mode?

This is mainly to change the prompt for elevated shells in Cygwin. I need to know a fast command of either Windows or Cygwin that tells me whether i'm elevated in Windows 7.
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“mkdir: cannot create directory '/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/config' [..] Setting HOME to /tmp” when starting Cygwin's terminal

Suddenly I've been getting the following error when starting up Cygwin's terminal: mkdir: cannot create directory '/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/config': Permission denied ...
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Windows lpr implementation not finding printer

I'm trying to port a linux program to windows 7, that receives an lpr command from a websocket and sends the command to a local vinyl cutter. The windows lpr implementation is different and there is ...
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Does Cygwin support hard links in Windows 8?

I'm working on a backup script that behaves like TimeMachine and uses RSync with --link-dest to create hardlinks to unchanged files. If I run this on a *Nix-based system, of course it works as ...
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Cygwin grep, no such file or directory

This is the first time I'm using Cygwin and I have not so much experience with scripts. I'm trying to grep words out of a XML document and need to get them counted. When I press enter I get a ...
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cmd cannot execute file inside of /cygdrive/c/

I am running a Ruby on Rails application - inside the app there is a Ruby Gem I've loaded which determines the location of an executable file called pngcrush. The way it does this is that it runs the ...
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Mounting NFS in Cygwin

I successfully managed to mount an NSF export at a local folder as a mount point. I can type ls and see the remote content. However, I do not see any remote files in Explorer - It is blank. What am I ...
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Running .bat files from PATH in Cygwin

Running .bat files in Cygwin (bash or zsh) works when calling directly. However, if I'm located at a different folder and I call the .bat file by relying on PATH variable, it will say command not ...
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Locking down SFTP user in cygwin

I set up a user to ssh to Windows Server 2008 R2. I was able to change de default directory. The only piece I could not figure out is how to restrict user to just that directory. In other word I ...
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Creating a shell script to compress files using Cygwin [closed]

I've got a minor project wherein I'm to create a few shell scripts in Windows and run them through Cygwin for Linux files. At least that's how it was described to me. Any suggestions would be great.
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My Fortran files are not executing in Cygwin terminal command

I could able to exe fortran file in CYGWIN TERMINAL COMMAND.It's showing the following error. 1.$ cd d: 2.$ cd workspace/practice 3.$ ls Debug first.f90 4.$ gfortran first.f90 -o fir Assembler ...
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Sublime Text 3 - Use Cygwin instead of cmd for build systems

I just installed Cygwin and would like to use that for ST3's build system instead of CMD. I can't seem to find good documentation about it. Anyone have any ideas?
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How can I keep my gpg private key on removable media in Windows?

I use GPG through Cygwin on Windows. I don't want to store my key on my laptop as a convenient file for a casual tech-savvy thief to grab if they steal the machine, so I'd like to keep it on a USB ...
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How to refer to absolute paths in fish?

I'm trying to get fish to recognize an absolute path, either when changing directories or when giving an input to a program. I'm used to typing an absolute path as "C:/..." but in fish the only way I ...
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Set up Cygwin with Python executables

I have a Windows 8 laptop on which I have used Python for some time. I have both 3.3 and 2.7 installed, along with several libraries. I recently installed Cygwin, and am enjoying it immensely. I ...
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Can't vagrant install a plugin: gem dependency fails despite being installed

I am attempting to install the vagrant-vbguest plugin in Windows 7 from within cygwin 64. $ vagrant plugin install vagrant-vbguest Installing the 'vagrant-vbguest' plugin. This can take a few ...