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bash column command confused by ANSI color escapes

I have a bash script I got from Gary Bernhardt's dotfiles that prints a nice colorized listing of the recent git commits. It uses the column command to line the output up into columns. On my mac, it ...
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Running fsck from cygwin shell?

I need to be able to check / fix file system errors on SD cards from a win7 box. I had hoped to use e2fsck from cygwin but am having some issues getting this to work. (SD cards are used to boot ...
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lpr on Cygwin appending .lnk to my PRINTER value

I have Cygwin on a Windows 7 machine. In my .bashrc file, I have tried export PRINTER=\\\\myPrintServer\\myPrinter Escaping the backslashes, which, when I type $lpr -D, gives me Windows Printer ...
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Reactivate Dormant Processes in Windows7

I have a very computationally intensive program (which I wrote in python) and starting two days ago I ran 6 copies of it in parallel (using 6 Cygwin terminals on a Mac Book Pro running Windows7 in ...
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Copying folders with cygwin

The folder produced by cp -r myfolder myfolder2 is marked shared as reported by "It is shared with other people. Are you sure that you want to delete it?" dialog in windows when I try to delete the ...
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Installing GNU mailutils on windows

I'm using Windows 7, and would like to use the GNU mailutils, specifically mu and mu4e. Unfortunately, these are not available as Cygwin packages. Is there any way to use GNU mailutils on windows ...
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Cygwin vim doesnt show 256 colors under ConEMu

When using cygwin vim under ConEmu, the default vim theme doesnt display correctly after I set t_Co=256. This is how ConEmu looks after the command: http://postimg.org/image/g6g98exbx/ My .vimrc: ...
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Error when Starting CYGWin SSH daemon on windows 7 home edition

I am using Windows 7 Home edition, trying to install CYGWin SSH daemon. Successfully done the same, but when I run the same, I see error in C:\cygwin\var\log\sshd.log file Privilege separation user ...
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vim in Console2 on Windows doesn't colour code?

I'm using Console2 on Windows with Cygwin. Using Windows vim (on my PATH), the colour coding doesn't seem to display in Console2? Using vim from cmd does colour code.
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I/O redirection using cygwin and mingw

I have written a program in C and have compiled it using MinGW. When I try to run that program in Cygwin, it seems to behave normally (i.e. prints correct output etc.) However, I'm trying to pipe ...
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Simplest way to add multiple users in Cygwin?

I've installed Cygwin but have trouble operating it conveniently. I'd like the ability to, for example, 'su peter' where peter has his own preference for home directory, and shell. I don't care about ...
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Math extension in mediawiki on windows

I want to put some mathematical formulas in a mediawiki install on a local WAMP server. I'm currently trying to install the math extension but I can't get it to work. I've followed the instructions ...
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SSH: can connect to computers on local network but cant connect remotely

I have 3 computers running ssh server on them: PC1 is running Cygwin on Windows PC2 is also running Cygwin on Windows PC3 is running Linux and they are on the same network connected to same ...
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How to stop ssh (via cygwin) from hanging on server disconnect/timeout

Scenario: ssh user@host # good connection, do some work... # stop working, the server has some function where it automatically disconnects ... # I come back to my cygwin window and it is unresponsive ...
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startxwin.exe is failing in cygwin 1.13.2.0 on Windows 7 with keyboard initialization failure

My operating system is Windows 7. I installed cygwin. I wanted to start the XWin Server with the startxwin command and it terminates with the error: Couldn't open compiled keymap file ...
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vim (7.4) command line does not display on win8.1 64 bit

The vim (7.4) command line does not display on win8.1 64 bit in mintty, rxvt, or command prompt windows. I am using the same config files on win8.1 as on win7, where vim displays correctly (same ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why are tasklist results different when run locally vs over ssh

I have a windows box setup with cygwin and an ssh server that has been working fine, however today I came across a command I am trying to use that returns different results based on whether it is used ...
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CygWin installation not completing

I am trying to install cygwin on my windows machine. It has passed nearly 5 hours.But installation not competed. Installation progress shows values exceed 100%. Is this the behavior of this or is this ...
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Windows attrib command changes file timestamp

I have some batch file running that does the following on a directory tree with several thousand files: change file attributes, turn OFF readonly do some stuff, add new files. change file ...
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icarus verilog on windows7

I used to work with iverilog on win-xp. But ever since I moved to win7, it does not work. And I am not even using GTK, I just want a plain simulation to run. I have used different versions of iverilog ...
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how to uninstall packages (mpich2) from cygwin without using setup.exe

I have installed in cygwin (w7) a mpich2-1.2.1p1 package (configure, make, make install), now I would like to uninstall it, I have looked through the web, but I did not find any solution, can you ...
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How does rsync (in Cygwin) decide what sharing permissions to apply to a copied file?

I have an XP machine with Cygwin installed. Every night my Android phone connects to rsync on the PC and backs up my phone's pictures. This process is working smoothly, and has been for over a year. ...
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Cygwin not operating after new package install?

I installed wget package through setup.exe on my existing Cygwin installation. But the problem is, after rebooting and opening Cygwin, it's not functioning properly. Some simple commands like ls, man, ...
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Shell script to copy a text file from windows machine to linux based device

A linux based navigation device is connected with my windows machine. I want to copy a text file to root of device using shell script from windows machine(through cygwin or putty). please help. ...
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Error running gcc on cygwin (bad adress)

I'm trying to get gcc running on cygwin. Whenever I launch it, I get the error: $ gcc a1.c gcc: installation problem, cannot exec '/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/3.4.4/cc1.exe': Bad address gcc: ...
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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: ...
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Why are some Cygwin packages' sources ALWAYS pending?

Every so often I run Cygwin's setup.exe and click "Install" for the "All" category. However, when I change the view to show "Pending", about seventy-five packages' sources are always checked to ...
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Problem with makefile in Cygwin

I have installed Cygwin. My problem is when I try to run a makefile which contains a line gcc -g -c file.c I get an error: Fatal: Unable to execute command: gcc At the same time when running ...