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

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Using Up Arrow in Cygwin within command

I just reinstalled Cygwin on my new PC, and I am having a problem with the up arrow. While at the regular Cygwin prompt, the up arrow works fine to scroll through the previous commands. However, on my ...
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Windows cmd only uses Linux commands

I'm using Windows 7 and for some weeks I can't use Windows commands (e.g. taskkill) anymore but Linux commands (e.g. ls, kill, ps,...) instead. The problem seems to be that it is not using my PATH ...
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Running .bat file on cygwin CLI without the .bat extension

I have been looking for a way to run dos batch files from the cygwin command line without having the enter the extension. Would that be possible? Currently, I have to enter the extension otherwise ...
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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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Error on git clone in cygwin: error: inflate: data stream error (invalid code lengths set)

I am trying to clone a repository using git on cygwin. Machine is a Windows XP machine, running a newly updated version of cygwin I have cloned this repository without any trouble previously, but on ...
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How do I set up sshd using Cygwin on Windows 7 for remote login

I'd like to set up an ssh server with Cygwin on my Windows 7 desktop so that I can remotely access my computer in a more civilized way than using VNC. I would like to use zsh as my default shell. I ...
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Windows Access is Denied to file created via ssh

I have a Windows server with cygwin installed and an sshd server running. I SSH in, and execute the following lines: echo "Hello World!" > /cygdrive/c/Users/Administrator/Documents/helloworld.txt ...
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SSH (or other remote access) in Windows 7 outside session 0

I would like to connect to Windows 7 remotely from script (run from Linux) and be able to execute GUI commands (i.e. command that access the display device). What is the easiest way of achiving it (I ...
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New Xming Windows Doesn't Grab Focus

I do my day-to-day work on Windows 7 (no, that's not going to change) and often need to work with Linux running on Parallels. Switching between Windows and Linux desktops is a pain, so I've installed ...
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Fabric and cygwin don't work with windows UNC paths

I have some strange problems with fabric deployment to Windows Server 2008r2. The thing I try to accomplish is to copy some files to a shared folder with a fabric script (this script does a lot of ...
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rsync cygwin also hangs without ssh

I've been using rsync installed via cygwin on two Windows 7 PCs to sync my music and picture collection, but eventually it always stops transferring after some time. I've googled and it seems that ...
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CopSSH backspace doesn't work in bash?

I just installed CopSSH Basic Edition v2.1.2.5 on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit box...I've only installed it because PuTTY doesn't have a working IPv6 version yet, and I want to connect to another IPv6 ...
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irssi “Terminal doesn't support cursor movement”

I'm trying to run irssi under cygwin and it gives me this error: $ irssi Terminal doesn't support cursor movement Can't initialize screen handling, quitting. You can still use the dummy mode with -d ...
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ProFTPd server fails to send directory listing

I host a FTP server with proftpd on Cygwin/Windows 7. Unfortunately it does not work, as people can log in, but not view the directory listing. Cygwin users have guaranteed me this is a software issue ...
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Is it possible to get gedit's External Tools plugin working with cygwin on Windows?

I see that gedit has an External Tools plugin, but it is Unix only. Is there a way to get it working with cygwin on Windows? Or is there a windows alternative to External Tools?
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C++ Eclipse in Windows, when the run button is clicked nothing is showing in the console

I am in the middle of the process for installing Eclipse CDT in a Windows environment, and I got everything working, except when I press the "run" button nothing is showing up in the Eclipse console. ...
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Can't change rxvt terminal width

How do you change the width of a rxvt terminal running in Cygwin? I can change the number of lines by dragging, but can't figure out how to change the maximum width of any line.
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No more anti-aliased fonts in cygwin xterm?

I just recently updated my cygwin/xterm installation, and all of a sudden I don't have any more AA fonts in x-term. gVim works perfectly: I have absolutely no idea what's changed or how to fix ...
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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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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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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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Can we use windows command prompt for programming?

I'm a great fan of Microsoft Windows.For programming i'm using Ubuntu.But i don't want to use Ubuntu for programming or for anything else.What i'm asking is can we use the Windows Command Prompt with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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32bit and 64bit Cygwin sshd services on the same machine

I have Windows 7 station and I would like to have two running sshd services: ssh daemon for 32bit Cygwin ssh daemon for 64bit Cygwin I installed 32bit Cygwin sshd using setup script ...
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How do I mount as SYSTEM?

I want to mount a share as system. I need to run a TACKSCHEDULER task as "Run when not logged on", but I can't access my network drives: mount: R: on /cygdrive/r type ntfs ...
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Shell unbuffering for CygWin: is it possible?

I have tested on CygWin doing "ls -R" with a large directory and sending the output to a Test.txt file, so the process takes about 30 seconds to complete; the file is created, but it is empty; it will ...
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Cygwin terminal jumps into vi-mode when using back arrow, bug or config issue?

I'm new to Cygwin64 on Windows (Vista) and still working through optimizing the environment--while using it. I've already resolved Cygwin VIM editing issues by adding ~/.vimrc. In this problem, Cygwin ...
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I cannot use Awesome with Xming

I get the following error when I try to run awesome WM in cygwin with Xming: W: awesome: color_init_reply:136: awesome: error, cannot allocate color '#000000'
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Is it possible to manually install a package from the package file on CygWin?

I have downloaded the file corresponding to the package "screen-4.2.1-2" for CygWin: screen-4.2.1-2.tar.xz I know it can be installed using the installer, but I was wondering if I can do it ...
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tmux split panes not rendering properly in Conemu

I'm trying to use tmux over ssh (cygwin) in conemu, and keep running into the following issue. I'll start with a vertically split screen that seems to be fine: And switch to the right split, hit ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...