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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Cygwin ssh in domain environment

I managed to get a Cygwin ssh server to work with domain accounts with the use of the /etc/passwd file. The problem is now when a user browses outside of the cygdrive e.g. in the root of my c: ...
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How to configure cygwin git to work behind proxy?

I am using Windows 7 x64. I have installed Git for Windows and cygwin's git. These are the installed versions for Git for Windows: user@machine MINGW64 ~ $ uname -a MINGW64_NT-6.1 machine ...
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How can I find the password of a CygWIN 'cyg_server' privileged user?

Have given this a good web-search, and inside the forum also, but cannot yet find. I have the Privileged user cyg_server as a CygWIN user in /etc/passwd file, and it also shows up in its own right as ...
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to restore the contents of the console after exiting from vim in cygwin(windows 7)

I have cygwin installed on windows 7. While working with cygwin and vim, i see that the contents on the console are getting cleared. I would like to restore the contents. Is there a solution to this ...
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ProFTPd on Cygwin - “Service Could Not be Started”

When I run net start proftpd I get this output: The Cygwin proftpd service is starting. The Cygwin proftpd service could not be started. The service did not report an error. More help is available ...
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rsync unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(820)

Out of the blue, upon vagrant up, rsync started throwing the error below: There was an error when attempting to rsync a synced folder. Please inspect the error message below for more info. Host ...
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Read binary file of expected size blocking until the size is equals expected

I want to read a dowloaded file while it is being written for instance with tail -f -c +1 $filename and to redirect it to another tool (which decodes it) with a pipe |. This works fine but I am doing ...
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Why do I get this “Could not find /tmp” error from Git (or bash.exe)?

I am using Git to manage our project sources. For the continuous use, I employ a couple of active environments: TortoiseGit, for visual operations and immediate status feedback. Cygwin, through ...
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X11 Forwarding Error:

I have encountered an issue with X11 Forwarding. I can SSH into my Odroid XU4 running Ubuntu 15.04 from my laptop running windows 8 over the WLAN and have successfully used X11 to forward applications ...
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Specifying Path With Escapes in an Environment Variable

This is a shell escaping syntax, cmake, and perhaps Haskell issue (not sure where to fix it). Specifically, I am in Cygwin and trying to execute something like: CXX=/different/g++ ./build_all.sh ...
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How to intall Rsubread, Edge R and limma packages in R in Cygwin?

I'm new to Cygwin and want to install three packages called Rsubread EdgeR and limma in R in Cygwin. I typed R in Cygwin console and once in the R environment, then I installed the packages as: ...
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“bash: gfortran: command not found” in Cygwin after Fortran installation is complete

I just installed Cygwin and am using it to run an open source software package which requires the use of a Fortran compiler. I have run setup-x86_64.exe and installed (I believe) all the Fortran ...
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ConEmu doesn't show non-ASCII characters

I'm using ConEmu (on windows 7) for a few months now. Everything worked fine until today. Indeed, now I can't write non ASCII characters like 'é' : when I press the key, nothing happens. I'm using ...
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Trying to get git's core.pager to work on both mingw and cygwin

I am trying to get git for Windows working identically in the mingw bash that comes with git for Windows and in my cygwin terminal. Right now, I cannot get the core.pager (which determines whether a ...
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How should I properly configure NetBeans with MinGW-w64 and MSYS2?

I'm trying to set up NetBeans for C++ development. I have installed msys2 into C:\msys64 and installed mingw-w64 within it. I added them into my path and compiled my test project on the command line ...
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Why does my PowerShell belief it's a Cygwin terminal?

Lately I discovered that colorama* does not work as intended. It does not convert ANSI escape sequences into WinAPI calls to change the PoSh console text colors. I noticed that it works correct in an ...
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Unable to keep process running in Windows 7 (version 6.1.7601)

I am using ssh to login to a windows 7 system, the configuration for cygwin was already configured, when i am trying to start a selenium server using the command start "startSeleniumServer" java ...
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Vim in Cygwin skips keypresses

My Cygwin installation works fine except when I code in vim, it skips the keys I press, and it happens annoyingly often. I don't seem to have this problem when I am in the bash, but when I start ...
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Error in Remote Desktop connection through SSH

We are implementing new method access to Remote Desktop from clients through SSH server. We use cygwin to implement that. In the sshd_config file of the server we do the following settings, Port 1234 ...
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How to configure dircolors in Cygwin

I've been trying to customize the appearance of the ls command in Cygwin, but have not been able to get the dircolors command to work properly. I am was following the steps found in this tutorial. ...
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view xml file in emacs

I'm using Cygwin xEmacs 24.5. My goal is to view xml file nicely formatted. First I opened it using nxml-mode or xml-mode and it was OK to view it. Then I somehow 'played' with schema and I assume I ...
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How to change windows security features to allow cygwin to interact with the desktop

I would like to run a process on a remote machine in interactive way, I mean that even though it doesn't require any user interaction I need that the process pops up a window GUI. I Use Cygwin 1.7 ...
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How to set cygwin sshd language to English?

Why is sshd/cygwin outputting messages in portuguese (yes, I'm in Brazil but even Windows 7 is set to English)? For example: $ net start sshd O servi▒o solicitado j▒ foi iniciado. Para obter mais ...
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Can't migrate ruby windows to ruby cygwin

On my windows 8.1+cygwin install, I had an windows ruby install. As I use mostly cygwin and cygwin and non-cygwin tools tend not to work well with each other, I wanted to move ruby to cygwin. ...
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How to diagnose command-line hang if looking at it with Process Explorer makes the hang stop?

It's a command-line hang, so you'd think it would be easy to diagnose. But I just can't figure out why 1 out of 25 times, certain scripts of mine hang. I'm sure it's something I've done. Typically, ...
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cygwin ssh connection OK via localhost, but not via 127.0.0.1

I've installed Cygwin and OpenSSH server on it. Cygwin version is 2.2.1(0.289/5/3) and OpenSSH version is 7.0p1-1 After some configuration, I can connect on my SSH server with: $ ssh ...
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Connecting Pidgin to ZNC (Windows)

I'm on Windows 7, and have installed ZNC through Cygwin. I've created a server configuration, and I'm trying to connect a pidgin account to it via these instructions. I keep getting the "SSL ...
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Cygwin SFTP server works fine with WinSCP, but Linux client shows “connection reset by peer”

Using Cygwin, I configured an SFTP server on a Windows 7 machine. I can use WinSCP for file transferring from another Windows machine, but when I try to log in to the machine from a Linux machine it ...
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How to I make the parallels shared folders visible under cygwin ssh sessions?

I do have Windows VM with Cygwin ssh server installed and configured and I am trying to access the host shared folders from ssh sessions. Somehow it seems that even if these folders are mapped in the ...
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Accessing rsync folder after windows re-install

I am using cygwin to backup my Debian VPS to my Windows PC. All is fine, but if I re-install Windows I can't access the backup folder until I change the owner of the folder and all its children. ...
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Is there a way to pause mosh from 3 second UDP updates?

Is there a way to pause mosh in a Cygwin installation? I think it's causing an excessive battery drain for my AndroidAP phone, since it's designed to be sending packets every 3 seconds, which is not ...
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Can cygwin shell interfere with git bash when using Git Bash Here?

I've been using Cygwin terminal for a long time, and have gotten very used to its quirks and what-not. Recently I've been using the Git Bash shell in Windows 7 (64-bit). For Git command-line work, I ...
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unable to ssh after generated public and private keys in windows 7

Can some one help ? I have installed openssh (version OpenSSH_6.8p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2a) in windows 7 and I have generated the public and private keys, however I'm not able to connect to that SSH. I'm ...
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mintty problems with Windows 8.1 on-screen keyboard (tablet) and Alt-Gr keys

On a tablet running Windows 8.1 I installed Cygwin 2.0.0 64. Unfortunately I have issues using the on-screen (virtual) keyboard with Alt-Gr keys from within mintty. Example: In Germany to get to the ...
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rsync is missing files

I'm trying to get rsync working between Win7/cygwin source and CentOS 7 VM destination. My command: rsync --dry-run -r -a -v -i -h -x --ignore-times --checksum --progress --delete --delete-before ...
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Permission Denied (Public Key,password,keyboard-interactive)

I have installed CYGWIn and then run SSH-HOST-CONFIG There I have disabled the stric mode and created a privileged user for SSH. Now when I do ssh cyg_server@localhost , I am getting the password ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...