MinGW, a contraction of "Minimalist GNU for Windows", is a minimalist development environment for native Microsoft Windows applications.

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What happened to the man pages in latest MinGW?

I have recently (about a month ago) installed the latest MinGW version (the MinGW Installation Manager reports version 0.6.2-beta-20131004-1) and I can't find the man pages. C:\Users\Me>man gcc No ...
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MinGW MSYS ssh error: Could not create directory '/home/<username>/.ssh'

I have just installed a fresh MinGW installation on Windows 7 64bit using the Graphical User Interface Installer (the recommended approach) following the instructions given here and keeping the ...
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less command is unable to show pdf file in cygwin/mingw

I use less to read pdf in linux. While either in mingw or cygwin, less is unable to show pdf in the right way. looks encoding issue. Any help? thank you!
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Erlang/OTP compiler <erlc> not found but required in windows 8

I am configuring the ejabberd using Erlang/OTP. When I run ./configure command the Error Occurred. checking for erl... C:\erl5.9\bin checking for erlc... no checking for erl... C:\erl5.9\bin ...
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In git-bash when I hit delete it says “(arg: 3)” then the keyboard doesn't work correctly

I googled it and can't seem to find anything talking about it. Basically if I'm at the prompt, and I've typed something, then arrow to delete something in the middle of it, when I hit delete the ...
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PATH variable - System vs User - why is it dangerous to modify System PATH on Windows?

While installing MinGW, the users are warned about making changes to the System PATH variable: You should not alter the system path variable in any manner, or you will cause all sorts of problems ...
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Bash MinGW ignoring Ctrl+O key combination

In Bash MinGW on Windows 7, I would like to use Ctrl+O to perform a history search backward. However, I can't get this work -- i.e., this line in my ~/.inputrc does nothing (although it does work on ...
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bash - remove all directories (and contents) but not files in pwd

I'd like to remove all directories from the pwd but leave the files in the pwd alone. If the content of my pwd is: mydir1 mydir2 myfile1 myfile2 then I'd like to be left with just myfile1 myfile2 ...
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Bash - move files with similar name from multiple directories to pwd

Say I have directories: mydir1 mydir2 mydir3 mydir4 containing files starting with abcd I'd like to move all file beginning with abcd to the parent directory. How can I do this? Here's what I've ...
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MinGW installer not working with proxy

Situation I want to install minGW and msys on a work pc, but I'm behind a proxy. The proxy settings are configured to auto detect in both internet explorer and firefox. The proxy is a http proxy on ...
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How to get Column (the gnu/linux utility) for Windows (MINGW)?

MINGW does not come with the "column" utility. I want to be able to do something like: cat file.txt | column -t Is there a way I can install just that utility for Windows? Preferably a single file, ...
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How to duplicate a MINGW session?

Is there a way to duplicate a MINGW session? Meaning that I can open a new shell window in my current directory and retain my current environment variables? For example, something like: sh ...
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Can't execute mingw toolchain provided by Rtools

I can't execute R CMD INSTALL on an installation of R + Rtools in Wine (latest version from ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa). A reproducible script and console output can be found here: ...
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Is software compiled with the standard minGW compatible with 32 bit

I have a very quick question. Is software compiled with minGW (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/) compatible with 32-bit? It mentions on the SourceForge page it says it runs on 64-bit. On the ...
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rm command: remove files with file names containing brackets

I am trying to remove all files in a Windows 7 directory with filenames containing brackets; ( and ): Using MinGW: rm *(*)* I get an error: sh: syntax error near unexpected token '(' I assume ...
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How to transfer a file from a remote linux machine using SCP with Mingw on Windows7

If I am logged into a linux machine via SSH in a mingw window in windows 7; How do I transfer a file to my local machine? I am imagining something like: scp <filename> ...
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Integrating Command Prompt or Cygwin, or MinGW or GitBash into mRemoteNG

If this isn't the right spot to post this, please let me know, or move my post please. I was wondering, is there a way to get Command Prompt, MinGW, Cygwin, or GitBash to work with mRemote like ...
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How do I do the manual set up of MinGW in my computer?

My problem: I have been trying to install MinGW manually but I cannot find the PATH it says that I needed to modify. MinGW site says: 1. Right-click on your "My Computer" icon and select ...
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Is it possible to change meaning of ANSI escape codes for colors?

I'm using a Git Bash (1.8.3) under Windows 7. Many of the command line tools come with the text highlighting using ANSI escape codes. However I've noticed the exact interpretation of the colors ...
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Start MSYS in current folder

I have MinGW/MSYS on Windows, and can't figure how to start MSYS shell in folder I'm working in. For example, in Windows console I'm working in folder c:\temp and if I call MSYS (msys.bat) it opens ...
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Change the icon of Git Bash on taskbar in Windows 7

In Windows 7, after installing Git Bash (1.8.3), I have a shortcut for it with the nice Git icon. However when I open it, the corresponding window doesn't have that icon, just some generic one: ...
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NetBeans + MinGW + C - file not found

I have installed NetBeans 7.3 (twice this day), and installed MinGW (many times today). My OS Win 7 64 I tried to install MinGW with MSYS, tried MinGW with MSYS and MinGW DT, MinGW without MSYS, ...
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How do I disown/detach a process from the Git Bash terminal that come with Git's Windows installer?

I would like to run commands from the terminal (mostly Python servers) and essentially daemonize them. I am running the MinGW terminal "Git Bash" that comes with the Windows installer for Git. ...
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git bash icon on windows 7

The shortcut icon to Git Bash is correct. However when I run and open the shell, the shell window icon is that of exe files. This is disturbing while alt-tabbing. It is working correctly on windows ...
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msys-1.0's dd on windows

msys-1.0 (MinGW) has an implementation of dd usable on windows (dd.exe) but windows does not have file representations of drives to use with dd. Or does it? Afaik dd operates on files. Is there a way ...
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Can Mingw32/Msys run dos/cmd.exe executables without screwing up the arguments?

I'm trying to run growlnotify.exe from a Windows bash prompt. Recompiling it for mingw32 isn't a good option for me. growlnotify works if I use it from the cmd prompt, but it fails (mostly) from the ...
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How do I compile gVim.exe as a 64 bit executable? (Windows 8)

Very straight-forward question. I have downloaded mingw32 and the Vim source code and I have edited Make_mind.mak to use the correct Python version and location. I'm located in the src directory and I ...
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Install mingw and msys to run c programs on windows

I installed MinGW by using mingw-get-inst-20111118.exe and it works but it is very slow! I don't want to install it online, I remember that I have previously installed MinGW and msys by using two ...
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List directories first with MinGW ls

I have recently started using MinGW instead of Cygwin on my Windows 7 machine, and I am having a little issue with MinGW's ls. In Cygwin, ls has a --group-directories-first option that, obviously, ...
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Is there a way to correct wrongly typed password / abort the operation while on password prompt in the console in MINGW32?

I sometimes mistype a password when being asked for it, e.g. by Git when pushing to remote repository. The password is not displayed (even masked as asterisks) in the console. Is there a way either ...
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Build error with Windows 8 and Code::Blocks + MinGW

A few days ago, I upgraded to Windows 8, and since that day, I have had a problem with Code::Blocks + MinGW. I've checked my path and ensured that it is set properly. Here is a screenshot of every ...
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How do I create a soft link to all executables in a different directory?

I am trying to create soft links to mingw's binaries in cygwin. So far I have: find /cygdrive/c/MinGW/bin/ -name "*.exe" -exec ln -s {} basename {} \; but I get: ln: target ...
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Issues installing/compiling mfcuk/libnfc on Windows

After many issues, I think I successfully installed/compiled libnfc using these instructions. Now I am trying to compile/install mfcuk. Once I get to the ./configure step I get the following error ...
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'perl' is not recognized as an internal or external command: Even when there is nothing about perl?

Ok, I just installed MinGW on my PC and to used g++ command on cmd and it says, 'perl' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. I just checked PATH ...
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rm on MINGW32, cannot unlink not owner

Similar to rm on cygwin, cannot unlink not owner, but for MINGW32. I tried chmod u+w path but this did not help. user@computer /d $ rm dir -d rm: cannot unlink `dir': Not owner user@computer /d $ ...
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MinGW interactive shell?

I see that MinGW shell launches with sh --login -i Another way to launch would be like this sh --login I know that -i is for interactive shell, but I am not seeing a difference between the two ...
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MinGW Bash profile

I use MinGW on windows 7. I have a .bashrc with some aliases in it. The file is in my home folder which is where MinGW starts me in, so it also believes that the folder is my home folder. It does not ...
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'unlink' command on msys

I'm executing a bootstrap on msys, but the process terminates with the message: ../bootstrap: line 199: unlink: command not found I am a bit surprised that the unlink command is not inherent in ...
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Bash mingw change behavior of readline overnight

Yesterday everything was working fine, but today things got crazy. Git no longer produces colors, the delete character produces ~ as well as the endline, begin, end, etc. And finally, when a line if ...
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accessing the mapped network drives using mingw shell

How to access the mapped network drives from the mingw shell? When I try cd y: or cd /y or y: All I get is No such file or directory or sh.exe y:: command not found. I am able to access the same ...
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mktorrent not working on Windows

I'm trying to get mktorrent working on Windows. I've compiled both 32-bit and 64-bit versions using MinGW, and the program compiles and executes flawlessly. However, for some reason, it lists the size ...
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run program packed in sh file

I downloaded jgit packed in sh file and ran it in mingw. I watched in process list that java process was started just with main class and parameters "c:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_26\bin\java.exe" ...
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make: Interrupt/Exception caught

I'm using Make from the MinGW distribution. It has always worked, but recently I've gotten the following error: > make clean make: Interrupt/Exception caught (code = 0xc0000005, addr = 0x0040b0ac) ...
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Installing sha1sum on git-bash (MinGW)

I've been using git-bash on Windows 7 a lot. I gather it is a wrapper of MinGW. It has md5sum but not sha1sum. I'd like to install sha1sum, but I can't figure out how. When I try mingw-get, it says ...
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git log behaves like less

git log -{n}, when -n is sufficiently small, doesn't open in less it simply prints it to the screen. That's desirable. git log -1 should not take up the full screen. Unfortunately, in MINGW's ...
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I can't see MSYS home directory under Windows 7's file explorer

I'm using MSYS (MinGW UNIX environment) to get a working UNIX-like environment on my Windows 7 workstation. When I start the MinGW shell, I can see that my home directory is /home/oded.a, and running ...
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Where is and how to install i686-pc-mingw32-c++?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu. I try to install i686-pc-mingw32-c++ required by a third-party Makfile by: sudo apt-get install mingw32, sudo apt-get install mingw32-runtime and sudo apt-get ...
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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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Best Unix-like environment for windows [closed]

I'm a fan of cygwin, I've found it easiest to get working. I've tried Windows Services for Unix and MinGW, and found to be alot more work to get set up. Can I get some opinions about the pros and ...
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How can I install GnuTLS in MinGW/MSYS?

I've installed MinGW and MSYS on my Windows XP machine and now I want to compile an application which requires the GnuTLS libraries. How do I install that package? I tried mingw-get install ...