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

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Cygwin installation stops in make step

I'm installing Cygwin and GNU C compiler with the help of the tutorial How to Install the Latest GCC on Windows I have completed the following steps Install Cygwin Install Required Cygwin Packages ...
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Completion of arguments for Cygwin commands not working due to `.exe` extension

When using tab completion in Bash on a Cygwin system to complete the name of a command, the .exe extension is appended to the command name, e.g, typing opens and pressing Tab completes the command to ...
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How to pipe binary stdout to a compressed tls connection?

Not so long ago, I could use : cat somefile.txt | openssl s_client -connect server:port -quiet -comp However, this command doesn’t work, even with-ign_eof: $ cat somefile.bmp | openssl s_client -...
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How to compile SIPP with pcap on cygwin64?

I am trying to compile SIPP on cygwin64 on windows 7 64 bit with enabling pcap according to the official sipp documentation here: http://sipp.sourceforge.net/doc/reference.html#Installing+SIPp ...
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Trouble installing MySQL through Cygwin on Windows 10 “error while loading shared libraries”

I'm running babun(cygwin based) shell on Windows 10, and trying to install MySQL. I've ran: $pact install mysql mysqld Which executed successfully. Now, when running: $mysql_install_db I'm ...
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Cygwin paste long line is inserting newline at wrap point

I'm having issues with Cygwin's Copy/Paste functionality on a fresh install. If I scrunch my cygwin window small, and then type a command that is wider than it is (such as echo ...
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How do I launch/use Cygwin as the shell for TortoiseHg?

In the settings for TortoiseHg, there is an option to select what shell you would like to use. The two defaults listed are, as you might expect, "windows_command_prompt" and "powershell" but I would ...
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get the list of remembered Network Profiles of a Windows computer over ssh

AFAIK, Windows remembers the network locations you've connected to (and tagged as Guest, Work or Home). It identifies them based on (possibly among other things) the domain name returned by the DHCP ...
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Linux locale - how to disable smart quotes?

On my Gentoo system, find . -regextype help outputs find: Unknown regular expression type ‘help’; valid types are ‘findutils-default’, ‘awk’, ‘egrep’, ‘ed’, ‘emacs’, ‘gnu-awk’, ‘grep’, ‘posix-awk’, ‘...
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How to mount Cygwin's /tmp on usertemp?

I've add this line to my /etc/fstab, taken from Cygwin's user guide, section 3.1.5: none /tmp usertemp binary,posix=0 0 0 However, I get an error trying to mount it: # mount /tmp mount: /tmp: ...
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Run C program in mintty from the windows command line

I want to run a C program in mintty and divert the stderr output stream to a file, debug.txt. This may be accomplished using: ./zombie_jump 2>debug.txt However, I am having issues lauching this ...
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Cygwin can't find the top command [duplicate]

When I want to run top I get a message saying that the command cannot be found. I had a similar problem with the nano text editor. I resolved that by installing the nano package from the Cygwin ...
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compare and find differences of 2 huge text files (50 gb)

I want to find the differences between two text files (more than 50 GB) each. I tried diff but, I got memory exhausted problem. I am using Windows7. My code is in PHP. I was calling diff from my ...
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Cant install gcc with cygwin on Windows 10

After installing cygwin on Windows 10, I tried to install gcc by cd C:\cygwin C:\cygwin\setup-x86_64.exe -q -P wget -P gcc-g++ -P make -P diffutils -P libmpfr-devel -P libgmp-devel -P libmpc-devel ...
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Cygwin X on high DPI

On my Windows 10 Surface Pro (2736x1824 resolution), whenever I connect via PuTTY to an Ubuntu 14.04 server and run Eclipse or gVim over Cygwin X, the text and windows are extremely small. I can drag ...
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Git - Git Pull Not Working In Cygwin

Just recently, git in Cygwin has not been behaving correctly. When I try to run a command like git pull it does not show anything about the pull. The git status command works just fine and shows the ...
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cygwin: git commit - vim Editor always in line 5 but not on file edit

I am using cygwin on windows and git from the shell. VIM is configured as my default commit message editor. When I am editing my commit message, ie $ git commit my cursor always resides to line 5 ...
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Can I permanently change the windows timezone vis ssh and cygwin?

I have a bunch of VM's with Windows Server 2008 R2 and ssh running via cygwin. I want to change the timezone on all of them. I would prefer not to RDP to every one of them and do it manually. I have ...
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ssh authentication works, but git doesn't

I am using cygwin on Windows 10. When using ssh user@server.com ssh correctly loads my id_rsa, asks me for the passphrase and then authenticates me on the server. However, when I try to git push ssh:...
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Cygwin SSH connection refused. Used to work now does not

I am trying to SSH to my iDevice (jailbroken) and it used to work. Yet now I get this: $ ssh root@192.168.0.25 -v OpenSSH_7.2p2, OpenSSL 1.0.2g 1 Mar 2016 debug2: resolving "192.168.0.25" port 22 ...
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Change mintty title according active tmux window (cygwin)

How can I change mintty terminal title to show title of active tmux window? For example: I would like in this case title to be active tmux window - ncmpcpp or even better if possible title ...
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mintty on Cygwin: how to change line spacing

I have cygwin installed on windows 7. Previously, there was no space between lines. I was able to fit ~90 lines on my screen. For some reason, now there is a small (looks like 2 pt) space between ...
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Why does ls // hang in Cygwin

When I run the command ls // is Cygwin, the shell hangs for about 12 seconds, then gives the error ls: reading directory '//': Permission denied. I remember reading somewhere that /some//path is ...
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sshd on cygwin: connection reset by peer

I installed inetutils on my cygwin this afternoon, and since then my sshd hasn't worked anymore. Here's the message from ssh client $ ssh localhost sh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset ...
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Cygwin command to set user path when logging in ssh

I've setup a sshd as a service on windows 7 with cygwin, choosing to create cyg_server to run it. Now I can login to my machine via SSH with my normal username, everything works, except what depends ...
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Running a Cygwin Program from a Windows Shortcut

I am attempting to set up my Windows 10 laptop with a few Linux programs using Cygwin and I'm not having much success. My goal is to have shortcuts in my start menu that act just like native ...
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Adding additional SSL certificate to be recognized in Cygwin

I have a server setup that has an HTTPS certificate issued by a major certificate provider (DigiCert). The certificate is recognized by all of the browsers on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2, ...
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Cannot install Cygwin on Windows 10

Trying to install Cgywin on my system I am getting no options at all of download sites Does anyone know where I can find the download links to put in the boxes? I've looked but I can't see any that ...
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Difference between ampersand (&) before or after command arguments

I am a Windows user and I am using Cygwin as my terminal. In order to run notepad++ from terminal I have added this lines to ~/.bash_profile: npp () { /cygdrive/d/Notepad++/notepad++.exe $(...
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How to set user environment HTTP_PROXY variable depending on network attached?

I spend about half my time behind a corporate firewall with a restrictive proxy, and the other half on open outbound connections. When I am on the corporate network and use CLI tools through cygwin ...
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Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image

Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image . Any clue why is it?
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A Windows application : Show live output of results(stdout?) of prespecified command

I am looking for a application that works in the following manner : The application shows/has an input area/box. And it runs a pre-specified command/application (using the input as paramas) and ...
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How can I set up a linux-like ssh server on Windows 7?

I have tried two things so far: (1) I installed openssh directly following the steps in this guide https://winscp.net/eng/docs/guide_windows_openssh_server. While this was easy, and worked in the ...
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Cygwin unix-utils version of rename not functioning as it should

I'm trying to use the rename function, supplied as part of cygwin, unix-utils ( Mar22 2015), and it does not function as advertised. All the examples I've seen indicate this to be the syntax: rename ...
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Bash to dos conversion trouble windows path cygwin

I am having a problem with this script that is run through cygwin using a bash script. I need to run this script using a direct network path which is shown in the second snippet of code. #!/bin/sh -p ...
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Symantec cloud antivirus now blocks Git, SSH, Cygwin

I run Symantec Cloud Antivirus on Windows. Recently, after an upgrade, it started blocking SSH, Git, Cygwin. In particular, it deletes git, says it fails a SONAR Heuristic, and doesn't seem to give ...
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SSH to github using CygWin doesn't work

I followed this article on github on how to generate ssh key but it keeps asking for a passphrase, but I haven't set up one! Even if I set up a passphrase it ignores it and asks for it again. It ...
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Search into Windows registry with grep/cygwin

I'm trying to search and remove unrelevantregistry keys, and it sounds like Cygwin does allow access to them through /proc/registry. However, recursive grep -r (2.21) outputs error lines like : grep:...
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Simplest way to add multiple users in Cygwin?

I've installed Cygwin but have trouble operating it conveniently. I'd like the ability to, for example, 'su peter' where peter has his own preference for home directory, and shell. I don't care about ...
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How to make MinTTY close gracefully on Ctrl-C?

I would like some servers, like MongDB, to run inside terminal under Windows. I use the following command to run them: start <PATHTOMONGO>\mongod.exe --dbpath <PATHTODATA> Standard ...
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Windows RegEdit: How to properly quote Cygwin commands in Registry “RunAs” entry?

I have a Windows machine with Cygwin/X installed and X11 server running. I want to open text files with Cygwin/X's GVim. I already have it set up, with the appropriate Registry entry at Computer\...
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SSH connection breaks again and again

I am using SSH to achieve remote desktop connection. I am using cygwin at server side and plink at client side to connect the SSH server. It was working fine without any error till yesterday. Now I am ...
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how create ssh-tunnel PC-to-LAN through SSH in VPN (CYGWIN) to the remote LAN

I have remote PC (WIN7) and access to it throurgh VPN to PC2 (win7) I configured CYGWIN at that PC and able to connect via PUTTY to that SSH. Remote PC has access to the own LAN. I have to get that ...
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Permission denied on ssh access with cygwin

I have a fresh Windows 10 family (x64) install with an Administrator account Jean Perrin. I installed cygwin with openssh and modified C:\cygwin64\Cygwin.bat this way: @echo off C: chdir C:\cygwin64\...
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Cygwin and automated SSH Login - one user works, the other does not

Ok, so I have two windows computers and one linux computer. I setup cygwin and installed the ssh package. I then opened up the cygwin terminal on each computer and ran ssh-keygen -t -N '' I then ...
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Cygwin Terminal isn't working right [duplicate]

I opened Cygwin Terminal and it doesn't have sudo or apt-get. I don't know how to get major commands like these back. Does anyone know what I should do?
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GNU Screen hangs in ConEmu

I just did an update of Cygwin on a Windows 7 box. When I open ConEmu to a Cygwin Bash terminal, everything seems fine. However, if I run GNU Screen, the terminal locks up until I forcibly kill ...
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Why is this DOS batch file that installs Cygwin unattended failing?

After assembling information from all over the Internet, I've managed to come up with a DOS batch script that should be working AFAICT, but after the Cygwin setup executable finishes (seemingly ...
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stdout of my app visible in cygwin bash.exe, and not visible in mintty.exe

I have a simple c program with printf("start\n");. When I run it from bash.exe -i -l, I can see the stdout. When I run it from mintty.exe, I can't see it. How can I make it visible thru mintty.exe as ...
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cygwin1.dll not available error when installing Cygwin

I am unable to make Cygwin work properly. After download the Cygwin setup files (either the 32-bit version setup-x86.exe or the 64-bit version setup-x86_64.exe) from the Cygwin website, I ran it to ...