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

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Cygwin (and Putty) special keys not working

TL;DR: Cygwin sends like 3D instead of alt+arrow and such. I've been using Cygwin for years now to ssh into my server. I'm always struggling with GNU Screen's uncomfortable window handling and a few ...
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PuttyCyg not starting correctly: “Must be connected to a terminal” error message

My computer is running Windows 7 SP1 64 bits with CygWin 64 bits installed and updated (as for 16-Nov-2014). I need to run the screen program of CygWin in a text console. I am trying PuttyCyg, a ...
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I am experiencing strange font problems with urxvt in Xwin

It appears that characters are shifted over one pixel to the left. I am experiencing this problem in multiple fonts. I have previously not experienced this problem. Here is a picture of the behavior ...
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Zip settings. How to concatenate results from multiple zip files?

So I was one of those fools that didn't realize that Windows 8.1 has removed the windows 7 recovery option for restoring old backups. Now I have a backup set (A folder containing ~1500 zip files) ...
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How to paste text from clipboard to the cygwin shell in VirtualBox VM running on OSX?

I have installed a copy of cygwin in a Windows Server 2012 which is hosted in a VirtualBox VM. The new cygwin terminal is not a simple DOS prompt anymore. From the option I will need to use Ctrl/...
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Rtorrent under cygwin: watch folder does not handle wildcard

So I'm running rtorrent on cygwin (windows 7 pc). I just installed basic cygwin and the rtorrent 0.9.4 package (including dependencies the installer prompted). I made a downloads, watch and session ...
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How to refer to absolute paths in fish?

I'm trying to get fish to recognize an absolute path, either when changing directories or when giving an input to a program. I'm used to typing an absolute path as "C:/..." but in fish the only way I ...
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popd and pushd behavior with “-n” option

I've been experimenting with pushd and popd in bash (Cygwin, man page says "GNU bash 4.1") and the man page doesn't quite seem to match the behavior. For pushd, the command % pushd +1 both ...
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Windows exe, bat, cmd not launching under cygwin /MobaXterm unless extension explicitly provided

I am using a preconfigured cygwin that is packaged into the MobaXterm product. Following is an example of the issue I am facing: $ sbt package /usr/bin/bash: /drives/c/apps/sbt/bin/sbt: No such ...
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Slow screen redrawing in terminal emulator

I use a modified PuTTY (PuTTY Tray, derived from PuTTYcyg) to connect to my Cygwin's login shell (zsh), on Windows 7 (64-bit). This works, but the screen refreshing is very slow. For example, when I ...
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Windows 7 cygwin xterm: Xt error: Can't open display

There is no display available when I try to ssh from a Windows 7 system to Ubuntu. When I do this: ssh -X -c blowfish-cbc username@IP xterm I get this error: xterm Xt error: Can't open display: ...
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Unable to use vim-fugitive when running Windows gvim from Cygwin

I'm running Windows version gvim from Cygwin which I have set up an alias in my bashrc based on this answer: alias gvim="HOME=/c/Users/user cygstart /c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/vim/vim74/gvim.exe" My ...
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cygwin-x applications not starting

After installing Cygxin-X, X applications won't run: $ xman /usr/bin/xman.exe: error while loading shared libraries: ?: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory $ xcalc /usr/bin/...
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Can I use a password ssh login on a passwordless windows 8.1 account? (Cygwin)

I recently installed Cygwin + OpenSSH (package) on Windows 8.1. However, I'm only using one passwordless Windows account on that machine, but I would like to login with SSH remotely with password (for ...
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Cygwin SSH Server on Azure Windows Server 2012 R2 VM giving errors

No matter what I am not able to connect to cygwin ssh server configured on Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure VM. Locally it sometimes work sometimes not. Remotely it never works. Sometimes the error ...
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Don't Answer Please: Windows 7 64 bit Cygwin Network Drive Mounting

I'm best described as a ferverish fumbler rather than some sort of expert. However, I have been around the block a few times. I've just realised that in my new place of employment, my Windows 7 64 ...
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Why can I remove certain files in Cygwin but not Command Prompt?

I have a folder that contains files I have compiled in .NET (however this question could easily apply to a non-programmer's folder too, e.g. containing word documents or whatever.) When I try to ...
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How do I get Cygwin to create files owned by me, rather than Administrators?

When I create a file using Cygwin (on Windows 7), the file owner is Administrators. When I create a file with a Windows command shell (same computer, login, etc), the owner is me. How do I get ...
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How to kill process under cygwin after using kill -9 which does not work

I am using cygwin on Windows7. I tried to kill process on cygwin using kill -9, but it said 'No such process'. $ ps PID PPID PGID WINPID TTY UID STIME COMMAND 3976 ...
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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 '/cygdrive/c/...
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Cygwin copy to Clipboard when contacted to a server

When I want to copy some text/files to clipboard using Cygwin I use echo filename | clip Which works great. When I want to do the same thing after contacting to a (SSH) server, I get an error ...
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Bash Shell doesn't recognize the letter “t”

I have Cygwin running on a Windows 7 Box. In what is a relatively new (and strange) development, the bash shell stopped recognizing the lowercase "t". For example: I type echo cat, output is ...
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Cygwin ssh-host-config on windows for hadoop

I'm new to cygwin and hadoop, please anyone could explain which mirror link is the proper to install cygwin what version of hadoop is bug free ( .sh works good ) is it must to run below commands ...
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Home and End keys doesn't work in vim inside tmux

I can't use home and end keys in vim, when in Tmux. I've got this strange stuff: H F H sample text my .tmux.conf: set-option -g mode-mouse on set-option -g mouse-select-pane on set-option -g mouse-...
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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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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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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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SSH via Cygwin “Authentication method 'password' failed”

there. I'm an SSH/Cygwin noob, but want to use ssh via Cygwin to connect to a Windows 7 machine under a domain from ConnectBot (android). I went through the ssh-host-config as described here: http://...
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Trying to run MATLAB through an ssh connection, MATLAB process hangs

I have two computers and I am attempting to ssh from one to the other and then running an automated MATLAB script. My sshd and ssh client are both from OpenSSH via Cygwin on both machines, which are ...
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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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Output from “mkpasswd -c” differs with “cat /etc/passwd | grep $USER”

I have noticed that my $HOME becomes different from ~ after running some SSH commands. I would like to understand what is causing this difference. I am using Cygwin's SSH: $ which ssh /usr/bin/ssh ...
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Why does Chrome use my VPN, but Cygwin doesn't?

At work, I connect to a VPN to access our corporate network. Once I have done so, my common tools and applications (Chrome,Firefox, IntelliJ...) have no problem accessing resources over the VPN, ...
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How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin?

How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin? Programers Dvorak works fine on my windows 10 host machine. However, when I type into X11 apps launched locally or remotely, I only get ...
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How to install gvim.exe on Windows with Python support? (Solved by the author for this post)

Problem description: For all the executable installers for Vim that are listed below, the tags +python/dyn and +python3/dyn are unanimous when installed. However, for all my local installations using ...
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Why does setting CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict break zsh's (oh-my-zsh) history?

I have this in my .zshrc CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict When I source .zshrc or start the terminal. I get this error: zsh: locking failed for /home/r892107/.zsh_history: no such file or directory:...
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Tmux 2.2 won't let me scroll while in copy mode (with mouse)

In Tmux 2.0, I could scroll up into my history buffer, then start selecting text (using left mouse button) and scroll with my mouse wheel to select several pages of text. While not always efficient (e....
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zsh git status shows all files in repo as modified (when they are no )

My setup: Windows 10, cygwin, miTTy and oh-my-zsh. Problem: when I get to a folder of a git repository it takes a long time (3-15 seconds) for the commandline to get to this folder. It depends on the ...
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How do I run cygwin commands when sshd is started up?

I am using net use commands in a .profile for an sftp client to access file shares from cygwin. If I ssh to the Windows server and run . .profile, then everything works until the next time the ...
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Openssl cross compiling for ARM and host: windows machine + gcc

I am trying to build openssl library for one of my project. but all the online data I am getting is regarding linux environment. so my environment is... host: windows 7/ x86 target: ARM M4/kinetis k61 ...
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John the Ripper error Crash recovery file is locked

I am on Windows 10 using CygWin, and I have just downloaded John The Ripper Jumbo 1.7.9. I was following the tutorial at Ethical Hacking Central to try to learn how to use the program. I created the ...