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Running .bat files from PATH in Cygwin

Running .bat files in Cygwin (bash or zsh) works when calling directly. However, if I'm located at a different folder and I call the .bat file by relying on PATH variable, it will say command not ...
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My Fortran files are not executing in Cygwin terminal command

I could able to exe fortran file in CYGWIN TERMINAL COMMAND.It's showing the following error. 1.$ cd d: 2.$ cd workspace/practice 3.$ ls Debug first.f90 4.$ gfortran first.f90 -o fir Assembler ...
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Sublime Text 3 - Use Cygwin instead of cmd for build systems

I just installed Cygwin and would like to use that for ST3's build system instead of CMD. I can't seem to find good documentation about it. Anyone have any ideas?
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Default permissions on a Samba share from Cygwin not respected

I have a samba share on a Linux machine (Ubuntu 12.04) set up with the following config: [share] comment = Share read only = no browsable = yes writable = yes path = /mnt/hdd/share ...
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cygwin programs returning errorcode -1073741819 on Windows 7 cmd

Sometime in the last week or so none of my cygwin programs are running from the cmd shell of Windows 7 64-bit. Tried rebooting and reinstalling fresh, but with same results. After further analysis, ...
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Error in Creating Android Project Using Cocos2d

When i am trying to create the project using cocos2dx i am getting this error of cygwin.Even though my path is correct for cygwin which is C:\cygwin\bin.My project is created but it is missing few ...
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surface errors when trying to install cairo

I should say that i am just starting to learn to use the command line so probably iam just doing something wrong. I was trying to compile the cairo lib from source, and did everything very carefully: ...
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How to grep diacritics with pdfgrep

I just install pdfgrep on my win server 2012 using cgywin and it's work fine except for special chars with diacritics, when I type: pdfgrep -i -H -c -r "confirme" ...
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Cygwin “boxes” command reports “bad address”

I've recently installed Cygwin (1.7.30) on Windows 7 (both 64 bit). Seems all ok, except for this: $ echo test | boxes boxes: Bad address How can I fix this?
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Supply ssh key without querying agent

In my ssh_config, I set IdentityFile and IdentitiesOnly yes and ForwardAgent no. ssh uses this key but it still queries the agent! But it shouldn't do that; I explicitely supply the key I want. The ...
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chgrp and chmod not working in cygwin (windows 8)

I work in "C:\Users\leyou.ssh" I need to chmod id_rsa to 600 as it's currently 644, but it has no effect. Hence I tried "chgrp Users id_rsa" but it doesn't work neither and the group remains as ...
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cygwin's chmod behaves as working, but it does not work

My Cygwin installation is behaving strangely: chmod does not work. [09:45 Administrator@DellIns14 ~] > ls -ls /usr/bin/chmod 64K -rwxr-xr-x 1 Administrator None 38K Feb 6 2012 /usr/bin/chmod ...
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How to run an script using cron in Windows 7 using cygwin?

I have installed all the dependencies in cron. My scripts are working properly, and also I have tested cron which I think works properly as well. However, I would like to set up a task to run a script ...
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Cygwin layout properties not saving

Every time I try to set the column width or font size in cygwin terminal it tells me that it is Unable to modify the shortcut: . Check to make sure it has not been deleted or renamed. It is a ...
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Enable ssh connection on windows server 2008

I am trying to ssh in windows to some windows server 2008 using cygwin but I got following error: $ ssh -v works780@172.26.33.203 OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1h 5 Jun 2014 debug1: Reading ...
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Unable to connect to Cygwin from Mac OS X by ssh

I've started ssh server on Windows 7 using Cywgin and I'm trying to connect to it by ssh from Mac OS X Mavericks. It fails with next error: ./ssh username@hostname -v OpenSSH_6.6, OpenSSL ...
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android.bat is not recognized as an internal or external command

I have setup up the environment for cocos2d-x. I have edited the create-android-project.bat file according to my Cygwin, SDK and NDK locations. Now when I try to create a new cocos2d-x project double ...
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Virt-manager on Windows Desktop

I have a KVM host and would like to manage guest via the virtual machine manager on a Windows machine. I have been looking around on the Internet and some suggestions include using Xming and Putty ...
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What are the filesystem implications of using the SYSTEM account and cygwin in Windows?

I have found something very peculiar while working with the SYSTEM user session. For cygwin some files are there, for Windows, some of them are not. What I find most interesting is that "touch" will ...
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Cygwin broke something when trying to install new software

I was trying to install some OpenGL libraries and something strange happened so I stopped the update. Now, when I use cygwin, ls doesn't work and whenever I open up a new terminal window I get my ...
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XWin: Specify coordinates for new windows

I use cygwin's XWin server to display a UNIX CAD application remotely. I have two monitors. The CAD application opens new windows on every possible opportunity and new windows are always created (0,0) ...
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How to avoid mounting all drivers in cygwin?

On my system, I have two drivers, C: and D:. I do not want D: to be mounted at /cygdrive/d. I tried to modify /etc/fstab, but no matter I remove the default line, or explicitly set up for C: only, ...
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ssh connection refused error on cygwin on windows 8

I set up sshd on cygwin (via the openssh package), and started up the ssh daemon on port 7000. I opened up the port 7000 on my modem as well as windows firewall. From the cygwin prompt, when I connect ...
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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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replace shift > generated tab with spaces in emacs win32

I am using emacs win32 on cygwin. and I encountered this commonly seen 'replace tab with space ' issue on emacs. but slightly different. I have configured like this: (setq tab-width 4) (setq ...
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How to set my special keys keycodes in Cygwin (ctrl+right etc…)?

Most of the convenient key combinations are not working with on cygwin, unless the program I am using bind it in a configuration file (CTRL+<direction>, SHIFT+<direction>, CTRL+Home, ...
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compile lftp with different openssl version in cygwin

am trying to compile lftp with a different openssl version on cygwin but it does not compile in the one i want when configuring openssl i used ./config --prefix=/usr/local/apps/openssl-0.9.8t when ...
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Why does CygWin shell uses TAB completion for .DLL files?

If I type in a CygWin Bash shell forma TAB, the result expands to format.com. But if I type modeTABTAB, the results expands to: $ mode mode.com modemui.dll As long as .DLL files are not ...
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Running exe generated with GCC using cygwin without admin rights

So this awesome company that I work for has a picky IT department that doesn't allow developers to have admin rights. What is the best way to go about running a .exe generated from Cygwin GCC without ...
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Connecting to Windows with OpenSSH using External IP

HELP I have been working on this issue for a few days now and its really getting frustrating, any help would be greatly appreciated. I will start with my setup. I have AT&T U-verse which comes ...
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Running script and restarting it when folder changes

The software I'm currently developing in is using Python and a windows binary that needs to be restarted everytime I change the Python code. Basic flow: Folder changed? Yes: Stop the command, ...
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how can I connect from Linux to windows with ssh without password?

I have a Linux server(CentOS) an some windows clients with shared folders. I want to connect to windows with ssh. I already install cygwin on windows and openssh on it. I can connect from windows to ...
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Reverse SSH between putty and cygwin to RDP

I realize that many different iterations of this question have been asked before, but I couldn't find something exact and my attempts didn't work. My setup: I'm trying to RDP from Machine B to ...
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Why ssh connection fails if `id_rsa.pub` file exists in local `.ssh` directory?

I just noticed if id_rsa.pub exists in local ~/.ssh directory, I can't connect my remote server with ssh command. But I have no idea why is that. Is it dangerous for security if public key exists at ...
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How can I use rss2email with sendmail under Cygwin?

I'm trying to run rss2email under Cygwin, having it send the mails from the local machine (not from an SMTP server). Originally, I got the error that the sendmail command could not be run. I did some ...
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Remove Windows link associations from recursively linked files (created by mistake)

So, because of Windows' bone-headed reverse syntax and the generally piss-poor command line utilities, I accidentally created several hundred recursive links on files in many directories and nested ...
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Cygwin can't execute Shell script

I am trying to execute a Shell script using Cygwin. When I type this in the Cygwin terminal: sh build-native.sh I get this: build-native.sh: line 2: ndk-build: command not found It's a script ...
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How to install Mahout on Windows 8.1?

My goal is to build up a recommendation system and after going through many articles, I came across Mahout as a simple, yet effective way to go on. I already have XAMPP installed on my system. How ...
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Special and diacritic charactres using less, cat and other linux tools

I am using GNU bash, Version 4.1.10(4)-release (i686-pc-cygwin) and set up my .inputrc to allow for special characters and German umlauts etc.: set meta-flag on set convert-meta off set output-meta ...
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netstat reports a pid that tasklist cannot find

I was trying out cygwin lighttpd and got the error can't bind to port: 80 Address already in use I used netstat to find out which process is using it: C:\WINDOWS\system32>netstat -ao | ...
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CygWin > rTorrent > configuring rTorrent (make > “Makefile: recipe for target '***' failed”)

I am almost there to complete my rTorrent installation, and i already got over few errors (documentation is old)... help finish it, please :) Step by step. libTorrent is now installed with no errors ...
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ssh with an alternative configuration directory?

Is there any way to run the standard Cygwin ssh command with an alternative $HOME directory or an alternative .ssh configuration directory? UPDATE: it turns out this is a duplicate question; but it ...
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Failed to set permissions of path: ..\taskTracker\cyg_server to 0700

While running a job in Cygwin in Hadoop cluster, the permission failed. $ bin/hadoop jar hadoop-examples-*.jar wordcount inputwords outputwords2 Patch for HADOOP-7682: Instantiating workaround file ...
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Ctrl-D does not do what it's supposed to in Cygwin on Win7, according to C tutorials

I'm following examples in the book Head First C, and I'm supposed to enter strings at the command line for the program to encrypt, then ctrl-D when I'm done. But ctrl-D doesn't have any effect.
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Getting rid of “bash.exe” - from my startup

Soluto reports that bash.exe is taking up 40 seconds of boot time, but I cannot disable it. If I search for it in msconfig, I cannot identify it. If I search for "bash.exe" I cannot identify it. If I ...
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Rremote setup of cygwin's sshd

OK.. This is a catch 22.. you want to get cygwin's ssh server up and running so that you can get remote access to a machine.. In my case, lots of machines. However, now you have to remote install ...
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cygwin/minTTY reads odd signal from delete key

So this is an odd situation, especially since this is the (at least) third time I've installed Cygwin in a similar setup, and I've never seen this behavior before. My setup: Windows 7; Cygwin, with ...
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How to politely kill windows process from cygwin

I do have a bat(startJboss.bat) file that starts a JBoss server. When I start it it creates an output to standard cmd (windows) console. When I want to politely end this process I just hit Ctrl + C ...
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Configuring OpenSSH for Windows in Cygwin - can't leave blank password

I install OpenSSH in Cygwin under Windows 7 to install Hadoop. I had OpenSSH installed previously, but with a password. All attempts to remove password are failed, so I re-installed Cygwin. I want ...
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execute windows programs from cygwin terminal?

How can I use my cygwin terminal on Windows 7 to execute Windows programs as I would normally do using the Windows cmd terminal? It seems like there are programs that only work when executed from the ...