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Cygwin doesn't seem to end with grep command

I used to use grep on cygwin on windows XP successfully. All of a sudden, now when I run grep, it never seems to end. miname@mycomputer /cygdrive/c/emacs $ grep "lkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkjlkj" ...
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How to resume wget mirroring from a different location?

I am out of space in my home folder , where iam currently mirroring this site for the pupose of a cygwin installation in my windows machine using wget from my linux machine. i am aware that i can ...
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Pylint on Windows XP and Cygwin

Having recently upgraded my Python installation from 2.4 to 2.7 (ActiveState), I can no longer get pylint to work in either Cygwin: $ pylint C:\Python27\Python.exe: can't open file ...
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How do I create shortcuts to Cygwin programs in Windows?

I would like to create a Windows shortcut to launch Linux applications through Cygwin. The Cygwin X server is installed and running but I can't figure out a way to do it. I'd like to have ...
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Windows attrib command changes file timestamp

I have some batch file running that does the following on a directory tree with several thousand files: change file attributes, turn OFF readonly do some stuff, add new files. change file ...
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640 views

sh.exe (bash) heap space error on Windows XP

I am running a bash shell on Windows XP that is shipped with Git for Windows. The command window's title shows MINGW32, and the error message contains Cygwin. This is the command that I run and the ...
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957 views

rsync or rsync-like tool, without cygwin on windows xp machines

Is there a tool with rsync functionality, or maybe rsync itself, without cygwin? that means, without the cygwin dll even. cygwin seems to have a horrible TCP latency problem, and is bugging down ...
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Recovering data after errant copy command?

I meant to do this: cp -rp -i /cygdrive/c/folder /cygdrive/e/anotherfolder/ But I accidentally hit enter after this: cp -p -i /cygdrive/c/folder /cygdrive/e/anotherfolder/ And now the contents ...
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I am trying to install cygwin on my windows XP machine. But I am unable to do so

I am on windows XP. I am trying to install cygwin on my machine. But the setup doesn't load any mirror list. Does anybody know a specific URL to install it?
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Command line tool to search docx file under ms dos or cygwin

Is there a command line tool that is able to search .docx file under MS DOS or Cygwin ? I have tried Grep, it's not working with .docx while working fine with .txt file. I know I could always ...
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Cygwin 'grep' in files takes forever

I tried using Cygwin to emulate some cool Linux search feature, and when I do grep in files (12 text files - not big) it takes forever. I used grep -rne word I could find this word faster manually ...
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xinit doesn't run on Cygwin GUI desktop

I've been using Cygwin CLI-only for years but decided I should add a GUI desktop just on general principles. The problem is, I can't get xinit to run. I've checked the XWin.0.log, researched the ...
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How to integrate Console2 over Cygwin (WinXP)?

I have installed Console2 and Cygwin too. I like to run Cygwin terminal as Console2. So i want to integrate Console2 over Cygwin. I have seen other guys use Cygwin like that. How to do it?
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Run as administrator in XP problem

I have problem, I am logged as admin in XP, I have installed cygwin in C:\cygwin, but when I run some program which call bash inside cygwin like I don't have privileges to run, it give me error ...
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batch file to disable network share on Windows XP

Loosely related to this question Network Share causing Cygwin to run slowly after 'ls', I'd like to write a little batch file that I can execute to disconnect the host from any network shares and ...
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Cygwin /etc/passwd not honoring /bin/bash

How can I get Cygwin to honor the /etc/passwd file and make my default shell bash instead of sh? I presume it is controlled somehow by windows XP since I had an issue before with permissions and had ...
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Running rebaseall on Cygwin

I tried building node.js on Cygwin and that caused errors, so someone in #node.js on freenode told me to run rebaseall on Cygwin to clean it up. So I tried that and I got the following message: $ ...
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Installing Cygwin on Windows XP without having the admin rights?

Is it possible to install Cygwin on a Windows XP system without having the admin rights?
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Running cmd.exe from within Cygwin

I'd like to use Cygwin for my main shell at work, but my group uses batch files for several processes. I've been told that I can just do cmd /c batch.bat to run the batch file from Cygwin. This works ...
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How to install Lagrange in Cygwin?

I need to install a script for biogeographical analyses in Windows XP using Cygwin. The program is named Lagrange and is written in C++. It actually comes with instructions to install in Linux and ...
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Atomic transaction rsync on Windows client using cwrsync

Is there a way to do an atomic transaction rsync using cwrsync on Windows? Meaning: I want the sync to fully complete or 'roll back' in the way that it's not being finalized, for example when a ...
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How to list services in cygwin?

I want to remove/uninstall cygwin completely from my system. How can I list and kill all the services in cygwin before deleting all the folders? I tried cygrunsrv -L, but it is not working. Any ...
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cygwin bash path completion performance issue after WinXP patches. Any suggestion?

The OS is WinXP SP3. Here is my cygwin dll info: Cygwin DLL version info: DLL version: 1.7.5 DLL epoch: 19 DLL old termios: 5 DLL malloc env: 28 Cygwin conv: ...
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If I change an environment variable can that be reflected in cygwin without restarting?

If I have an environment variable set up in windows xp, e.g. JAVA_HOME I can access this from cygwin. But if I change that environment variable through My Computer whilst cygwin is running, cygwin ...
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cygwin + mintty + vim backspace problem

I have installed vim, mintty via cywin on XP. The problem is when I try to hit backspace in VIM edit mode, the cursor move back a character instead of wiping the previous char. How can I tweak this ...
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Did a recent WinXP update break CD/DVD read speeds? SP2/SP3

I have two systems with fresh installations of Windows XP Pro SP3 (SP3 slipstreamed into the installer; fully updated after install). One's a refurbished 2.4GHz Pentium4 system; the other is a new ...
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Symbolic Linking On WinXP

I'm running Windows XP and Cygwin. Is there a way to create some kind of symbolic link so that, if a non-Cygwin program is passed /cygdrive/c as a command line argument, it looks in c:\ for whatever ...
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How do I install gfortran (via cygwin and etexteditor) and enable ifort under Windows XP?

I'm a newbie in the Unix world so all this is a little confusing to me. I'm having trouble compiling some Fortran files under Cygwin on Windows XP. Here's what I've done so far: Installed the e ...
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How can I add cygwin/bin to the search path in Windows XP?

I installed Cygwin on my Windows XP machine. How can I add c:\cygwin\bin to the %PATH% in such a way that it persists? My autoexec.bat is empty, and I assume it's no longer the right place for that. ...