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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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Problems with locale on cygwin

Trying to mess around with locale in a program. GCC - or rather g++ being the compiler I use - throws an exception. One problem I see is that locale -a lists the suitable locale to use as ...
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SFTP connection is getting closed after password

We have setup cygwin on windows 2012 and the services related to the tool are running fine on the server. During installation we have created a local user cyg_server, we tried to create home folder ...
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Open windows gui applications through ssh with x forwarding

I have a cygwin sshd server set up on a windows computer and want to start a windows application (like notepad.exe) through ssh using x11 forwarding, i.e. I want to connect from windows computer a to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...