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Why does cygwin sha512 create different checksums depending on terminal?

I'm using Windows 7 and have both Cygwin and the ming-based Git command line tool. When I issue the command: c:\>echo -n hello | e:\cygwin\bin\sha512sum from the Windows cmd, it generates ...
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Unable to delete a file using cygwin shell

I'm trying to delete the file ~$bgka.mod from my current directory in Cygwin shell. When I list all my files in that directory it shows up: $ ls ~$bgka.mod CaBK.mod hcdist.hoc mcdist.hoc ...
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What is the minimal packages list for Cygwin?

The Cygwin FAQ mentions that one the first install, the setup exe will download “a minimal subset of all available packages.” Which packages are part of this subset? I’m installing Cygwin on a ...
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Failing to compile Putty for Windows on Ubuntu

I am trying to compile putty for windows on ubuntu 14.04. got the source from here: http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/putty-0.63.tar.gz This is what I did until I got the error: ...
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How to run X/Cygwin without first running cygwin.bat?

To run any GUI program, I need first run a startxwin, which has no EXE extension. So I need first run cygwin.bat. startxwin only starts GUI terminal by default, so I am obliged to run 2 intermediate ...
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Bash/Cygwin synchronize two directories

I have small problem with synchronization of two git repositories. In first directory for example localRepo is only two subdirectories: localRepo/ dirA/ dirA1/ ...
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cygwin on win7 x64 takes long time to respond

I recently got a new PC(laptop) and installed cygwin on it, latest version as of today. For some reason cygwin behaves strangely. When i open the cygwin console or when i type commands in regular ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview: running custom commands

I have recently installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview and like using unix in my terminal. When I had Windows 8 I used a very lightweight application called gow that installed a few unix commands ...
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Bash Scrolling Output Cygwin

My apologies if this has been asked before but I did my best to find it beforehand. I have a bash script like so: #!/bin/sh <Appropriate variables here> lftp -c "open -p $port -u $login,$pass ...
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Cygwin from Windows very slow/ laggy

Suddenly all Cygwin commands I start from the Windows command line have a ~10-20 second lag before they execute. So that Cygwin becomes totally unusable, I already tried to reinstall without success. ...
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How can I install pygame on python with cygwin? [duplicate]

I cannot install pygame on cygwin properly. I tried to follow that old doc , http://msdl.cs.mcgill.ca/people/tfeng/svmsccdoc/node49.html, but it doesn't work. Worse issue is SDL not be able to ...
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How can I install pygame on python with cygwin?

I cannot install pygame on cygwin properly. I tried to follow this old doc http://msdl.cs.mcgill.ca/people/tfeng/svmsccdoc/node49.html but it doesn't work.
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Can't connect with OpenSSH sftp with custom port

I am using Cygwin on Windows 7. I have installed OpenSSH client and i am using it connect to Ubuntu server installed on virtualbox through localhost. I am connecting through ssh with this command: ...
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How do I install Inkscape for use by Cygwin?

I'd like to know if it is possible to install Inkscape for use from the Cygwin command line. I already have Inkscape installed as a program in Windows 7 (64 bit) but Cygwin isn't recognizing inkscape ...
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CygWin SSHD: Administrators have no permissions/ownership over new files

I have CygWin 64 bits (updated to January 2015) with SSHD installed. If I create a new file in Windows 7 SP1 shell: cmd echo "Test" > Test.txt Those are the permissions for Test.txt file: But ...
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How to compile predictive mode using Gow instead of Cygwin on Windows?

I want to install the predictive mode for latex in Emacs editor. Since I have windows so I should have the make utility available. I don't want to install the fussy Cygwin (over 100MB), but the much ...
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Tmux copy the selection to /dev/clipboard wiithout key-mapping

Many answers related to this topic suggest to map Ctrl+y to a command that pipes tmux show-buffer to xclip. In the specific case of cygwin, the correct way to interract with the Windows clipboard is ...
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cygwin does not use $HOME as home [closed]

On my Windows system, I have set the HOME environment to %USERPROFILE% which is my current Windows user home directory. After I started the cygwin terminal, I can see my cygwin HOME is ...
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copying files from one server to another windows

I have a script where I login to a windows 7 machine(Let's call it A) using SSH. In my SSH session, I am trying to copy files from a share(Let's call it B) to A. I've used cygwin on machine A for ssh ...
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OpenSSH without password does not work Cygwin Windows 7

I've tried several ways to install openssh without password but it does not work. With password it works fine! (Cygwin, Windows7 32Bit) First I did it like execute ssh command without password? ...
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Installing programs downloaded via wget in Cygwin

I've just gained the ability to download files on my PC using wget running in Cygwin on my Windows 7 PC. The problem is that whenever I go to C:\cygwin64\home\Brenton where these saved files are ...
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SSH client not found on cygwin64?

I startup the cygwin bash prompt using the batch script but there is no ssh command. How do I setup an SSH client in cygwin64?
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Cygwin Alt-x not working… but other Alt- keys are fine

I like to use alt-x in tmux for copy-mode. This is fine on my Linux machine, but in Windows' Cygwin's xterm the Alt-x key does nothing. I used AutoHotkey to check that other Windows applications can ...
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openssh slower in windows 7 than linux

I can acces to a ssh server. My client ssh is on a dual-boot machine: windows 7 and ubuntu 14.10 With ubuntu, I can download at the speed of 190 ko/s in average (my connection is 2 Mb). Even better, ...
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cwRsync permissions on external drive

I'm having problem using cwrsync to backup my data to an external drive as no data can't be opened on other computers because of permissions cwrsync sets. This is my backup batch script: @ECHO OFF ...
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Jenkins failed to locate Cygwin

my Jenkins job fails as it gives this error message: hudson.util.IOException2: Failed to locate Cygwin installation. Is Cygwin installed? at ...
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Cygwin uses Windows commands

I'd like to build a a library with Cygwin. I've installed Cygwin on Windows 8.1 and added it to the windows's path. I still get this error: Cygwin still want to start Windows' FIND command ...
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Is there a way to create a /dev/clipboard like in Cygwin?

This answer says, that Cygwin features a /dev/clipboard device, that's in sync with the default Windows clipboard. Is there any way to have that same feature in Linux for the Primary clipboard? ...
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Where does Cygwin set the locale ($LANG env var)?

I know that I can use the locale tool and the export LANG=... to set my locale on Cygwin. However, even I don't have %LANG% defined on Windows, when I run bash --login, I notice $LANG is already ...
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Can SSD boost the speed of Cygwin?

Anyone knows if installing a SSD drive can speed up Cygwin in Windows? Cygwin is essential to my daily work and for some reason I cannot switch to Linux. But the slowness of Cygwin really bugs me. ...
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malformed file name on disk to be deleted

In my desktop folder I do have a directory called 'final_year_project_cd'. Inside that directory I do have this file with following file name. ...
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I have created a symbolic link I can't delete (command line OS X, windows share)

By accidental use of the ln command I have created a symbolic link file which I can't delete. It's on a Samba share I have access to. I have tried deleting it in various ways, command line, mouse ...
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Cygwin's timestamps are all off

My system time is set for CST, America/Chicago. It is currently 11:38 AM CST, 17:38 UTC, on 2014-01-08. It also affects ls, and any other program. I believe am running into time zone conversion ...
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appying dos2unix on all files under folder

I am trying to appply dos2unix on all files. find $WORKSPACE/itrp-sr -type f -exec unix2dos.exe {} \; but is resulting in an error 1 [main] find 3468 fork: child -1 - forked process 4524 died ...
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Is there any way to have Cygwin tools in PATH without them replacing Windows commands?

I would like to be able to use GDB, GCC and such straight out of a windows command prompt, so I put my Cygwin bin directory in my Windows path. Problem is that Cygwin programs now take priority over ...
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CYGWIN on windows 2008R2

we have configured CYGWIN on windows 2008R2 and the services are started when we try to connect from outside to the server it is giving the below error. $ sftp 501226742@tnwp010457.psamer.ps.ge.com ...
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Console window needs to be resized before launching VIM in SSH session [closed]

So I installed git-scm and am using the bundled cygwin ssh (as far as I can tell) program that comes with it. The maximum height of my VIM window is limited to the height of my console window PRIOR to ...
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What's the Bash equivalent of “cmd /c”

I'm trying to launch a Bash Shell window that should immediately start a Windows Application. It's the Bash Equivalent of "cmd /c MyApplication.exe". MyApplication is a Windows Console application. I ...
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Vagrant VM mysteriously disappearing after rebooting host

I am running Vagrant on Windows 7. I use cygwin to run Vagrant up and halt, etc... I noticed that if I do a vagrant halt, and then restart my host computer (the physical box), my vagrant VM ...
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wget missing from cygwin install

I was trying to install oh-my-zsh and found an article requiring 'wget' to do that. My install of cygwin64 on Windows 7 did not contain 'wget' -- I searched for it in the search filter of the setup ...
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TIME of process not listed in ps on Cygwin

I am trying to find the TIME of a process which you would normally find in ps on a Unix based system but instead on Cygwin there is STIME which surely is not the same thing; I've tried to google for ...
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How to set up a working ssh server on Windows 7 that accepts public keys

What I actually wants it to make it possible to use rsync from an Unix server to backup files on a Windows 7 Ultimate computer. It need to use public keys unattended and I want Unix-style directory ...
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Exit code 127 in cygwin64

After years without problems, suddenly several programs in my installation of cygwin64 on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional are failing to run, and instead appear to exit immediately with code 127, which ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only?

If there is a way to remap Caps Lock to Ctrl using AutoHotKey for Cygwin only in Windows 7? I can do it with the following script for all programs: Capslock::Control But how can make the key ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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need to start GUI program in Windows through ssh [closed]

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...