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