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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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Install python module snack on cygwin for byobu

I'm setting up the terminal multiplexer byobu on cygwin. But it's not fully working, since it has some python dependencies. E.g. F9 toggles the menu, which relies on byobu-config. That needs ...
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Case-sensitive error in compiler's building using crosstool-ng under Cygwin

When I try to build gcc cross-compiler using crosstool-ng under Cygwin (running in Windows 7) I have the following message: $ /opt/ng-crosstool/bin/ct-ng build [INFO ] Performing some trivial sanity ...
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scp exec request failed on channel 0

I am trying to scp files from one computer to another however I get a "exec request failed on channel 0". When I use ssh however, I can get to the machine with no problems. I am using the scp function ...
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Error message while connecting to EC2 instance via Cygwin

I am trying to connect my EC2 instance using the directions my instructor provided below: "To connect to EC2 via Cygwin on Windows, you need to handle two key idiosyncrasies. First, the Windows ...
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Running cron on Cygwin to call notifu

I have installed Cygwin with cygrunsrv and Cron so I could use the benefits of using Linux-style scheduling in Windows. I want to call notifu from a cron job. I Installed cron as a service using the ...
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Default permission for new file cygwin on Windows 7

I am using cygwin on Windows 7 professional. When I create new files such as MyNewFile.java it seems to get default permission set to 755. This is not what I want. I want it to be 644 for regular ...
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NX on windows 7 - disruptive screen configuration change

I am using NX on Windows7. Windows handles 2 montiors. NX running on the main one. After the screensaver was running, I got the following NX message: Disruptive screen configuration change. Restore ...
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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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Is there a gpg-agent for cygwin?

I would like to use gpg-agent from cygwin, but installing gpg on cygwin doesn't provide it, and google doesn't have much recent information about this. Is it possible to use gpg-agent under cygwin ...
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Curl --insecure error in Cygwin (works in Linux)

Curl is returning an error in Cygwin. How do I eliminate this error? curl --insecure -X POST -d '<run><log ...
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How do I resolve the error “Unable to get setup.ini from <http://downloads.sourceforge.net/cygwin-ports/>”?

I have a running cygwin installation and I am following steps at http://cygwinports.org/. I run in the cygwin console $ wget http://cygwin.com/setup.exe -O /tmp/setup.exe $ /tmp/setup.exe -K ...
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Multi-term in Emacs under Cygwin doesn't correctly identify terminal type?

I've installed Cygwin on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. After a rebaseall, Cygwin works nicely. However, I use multi-term in my default Emacs setup, and multi-term doesn't seem to like Cygwin at all. It ...
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irssi cannot connect to IRC servers (cygwin)

I would like to be a more active user of IRSSI as I am not a big fan of either Pidgin, XChat or mIRC, having used all of them for over a year. Unfortunately Irssi seems to be unable to connect to ...
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cygwin åäö in emacs

Hey I been bugging with this problem for some hours now. And I couldn't find the answer on google so I try it here. The problem is that when I run emacs in cygwin in -nw mode characters like åäö ...
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Escaping spaces in tab-completion in a Cygwin shell subprocess on GNU Emacs on Windows

I use GNU Emacs on Windows and Cygwin as my shell. If I create a Cygwin shell subprocess with M-x shell, I get a proper bash prompt. If I type this: cd ~/My<tab> it tab-completes to cd ...
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How can I make cygwin commands a priority over built in windows commands?

If I run ls in powershell the windows built in ls function is run. how can I make cygwin ls run instead? I've tried moving cygwin/bin to top begin system path variable, but that didn't work. is ...
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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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Rsync incredibly slow in Cygwin - am I doing something wrong?

I am trying to back up my C: and D: drives (each 1 TB, C: has around 210 GB of data on it, D: has around 345 GB on it) onto a 3 TB external HDD using Cygwin in Windows 8. I am doing this with ...
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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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cygstart --directory switch is ignored when using --action=runas

It seems the --directory switch is ineffective when used with --action=runas when using cygstart. For example: cygstart --action=runas --directory=`cygpath -wa $PWD` cmd.exe /k dir The expected ...
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rsync error: symlink has no referent

I am trying to configure rsnapshot (which uses rsync) to backup a Windows server but I am having trouble with rsync being unable to follow a symlink on the server to be backed up. Setup: Windows ...
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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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Trying to bind <ESC> to keysequence “öö” in bash vi mode

I am trying to use the german umlaut "ö" in a sequence "öö" as a binding for ESC. Having the following in my .inputrc does the job with "jj" instead of "öö"; however, when changing "jj" to "öö", it ...
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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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Launch startxwin in current terminal

I'm using Cygwin and am using Console2 as replacement to the default Cygwin terminal. I need to use X11 forwarding, and every time I run startxwin it launches it in a new terminal. I would instead ...
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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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Using Up Arrow in Cygwin within command

I just reinstalled Cygwin on my new PC, and I am having a problem with the up arrow. While at the regular Cygwin prompt, the up arrow works fine to scroll through the previous commands. However, on my ...
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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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Running .bat file on cygwin CLI without the .bat extension

I have been looking for a way to run dos batch files from the cygwin command line without having the enter the extension. Would that be possible? Currently, I have to enter the extension otherwise ...
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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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New Xming Windows Doesn't Grab Focus

I do my day-to-day work on Windows 7 (no, that's not going to change) and often need to work with Linux running on Parallels. Switching between Windows and Linux desktops is a pain, so I've installed ...
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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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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.