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Is Cygwin the easiest way to learn about UNIX/LINUX without dual-booting Linux on Windows Machine? [closed]

As the title suggests, I have installed cygwin on my Windows machine in order to try and learn about UNIX shells and kernels, and how to interact with them. I know that it is pseudo UNIX/LINUX as the ...
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iconv cannot convert between CP1256 -t ISO-8859-6

i tried to convert from CP1256 to ISO-8859-6 encoding using Sygwin but it cannot convert! and help? $ iconv -f CP1256 -t ISO-8859-6 cca.txt > cca1.txt iconv: cca.txt:791:41: cannot convert the ...
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Copy a list of files preserving directory structure, without scripts

Is there a way to copy a list of files, that share a common base directory, preserving their relative directory structure? The files with relative paths are listed in a text file. edit I have the ...
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How to move files to hdfs in hadoop using unix command

I have 2 directories "dft" and "hdfs" in the unpacked Hadoop folder. I am trying to copy the file(StartUnit.txt) in dft into hdfs. The corresponding command and exception are as shown below ...
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Problems after installing Microsoft Services for UNIX

I had Cygwin installed and everything worked liked a charm. At some point I installed Microsoft Services for UNIX on my computer and the problems started. When I open up a commnad shell an wanna try ...
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Failed to set permissions of path: ..\taskTracker\cyg_server to 0700

while running a job in cygwin in hadoop cluster,permission failed $ bin/hadoop jar hadoop-examples-*.jar wordcount inputwords outputwords2 Patch for HADOOP-7682: Instantiating workaround file system ...
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Cannot type a letter while in Bash in Cygwin

I am unable to type a certain letter while in bash. I was editing .bashrc, or possibly .profile, which made it impossible to press the letter "a" (it is not showing up on screen, although I am able ...
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Cygwin Connection closed by ::1

During the installation of Hadoop I am trying to setup CYGWIN and ssh. Installed and ssh also started successfully and setup authorization key as instructed HERE but When I try to connect to the ...
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CYGWIN SSHD service not starting

To setup Hadoop I am installing CYGWIN on my 32 bit Windows 7 machine. It has installed successfully without any error. CYGWIN Setup version : 2.774 $ uname -r : 1.7.17(0.262/5/3) SSHD installed ...
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how to find USB devices in Cygwin

In Cygwin on Windows 7, in which directory would you find your iPod or in my case, my SAMSUNG GT-N8103? I didn't see anything in dev that hints where to find it.
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Cygwin runtime errors (“couldn't allocate cygwin heap”)

I am getting following exceptions when I start running some commands in Cygwin. C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe (4136): *** couldn't allocate cygwin heap, Win32 error 0, base 0x740000, top 0x755000, ...
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How do I send SIGKILL on cygwin in GNU Screen?

I have recently started using GNU screen on cygwin, but the functionality to terminate a foreground process with CTRL-C does not seem to work when there is an active screen session. Is there a ...
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Cygwin file and directory user and group

I use Cygwin as my main development environment on both my home and work computers. In order to share files between the two computers, I use Dropbox, which is installed in the following folder on ...
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Is Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications in Windows 7 same as cygwin

I downloaded Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (Windows 7) from the microsoft.com site. During installation I saw a Cygwin screen, but I already have Cygwin. Is it more than Cygwin? It seems to ...
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Sudo access in cygwin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: there's no sudo command in cygwin How to get root access in cygwin? I tried sudo it is not working and i also found this "$@" command. I am not sure how to use this. ...
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Installing Python on cygwin

How do I install Python on cygwin? I downloaded the Python-2.7.2.tar and uncompressed it. What do I do with it now? I tried running install-sh but it says no input file specified
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Best Unix-like environment for windows [closed]

I'm a fan of cygwin, I've found it easiest to get working. I've tried Windows Services for Unix and MinGW, and found to be alot more work to get set up. Can I get some opinions about the pros and ...
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How can I configure Mutt to work properly in Cygwin?

Every time I try to run Mutt in cygwin I get the following errors: Error in /home/JJR/.muttrc, line 4: smtp_url: unknown variable Error in /home/JJR/.muttrc, line 5: smtp_pass: unknown variable ...
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compare cygwin to bsd

I have a Windows 7 laptop and I need UNIX/LINUX for an application. I have run across Cygwin which creates a UNIX 'shell' so that you can run software that requires this on your PC. One of the ...
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Concrete examples of running Linux-only software on windows

Linux has WINE to run Windows apps on Linux, I wonder if this works the other way around too. Sure, I could download source packages and try a manual compile, but that's complicated and often ...
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rm on cygwin, cannot unlink not owner

I need to delete all files/dirs named .svn using rm on cgywin drwxr-xr-x 6 4096 Oct 26 15:33 .svn $ rm -d .svn rm: cannot unlink `.svn': Not owner