mintty is a free and open source terminal emulator for Cygwin, the Unix-like environment for Windows. It features a native Windows user interface and does not require an X server. Its terminal emulation is aimed to be compatible with xterm.

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How to make conemu windows key hotkeys work for mintty admin child windows?

I am using ConEmu on Windows 10v1511 and when I open a new mintty console with -new_console:a (as explained here) then certain hotkeys (win+q, win+1-9) stop behaving as normal - it appears to be ...
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Editor for 'git bash' on Windows (editor for mingw/msys+mintty)?

I am using 'git bash' for Windows (from 'git for Windows') which in turn consists of mingw+msys and a mintty. This mingw installation contains a 'vi' editor which works in the mintty. Good. ...
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How can I use mintty as the terminal emulator for MinGW/MSYS?

The default "terminal emulator" in Windows leaves a lot to be desired. I see mintty recommended as a lightweight alternative with specific support for MinGW/MSYS, but not much information on how to ...
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Changed cygwin home location, now the terminal can't find my .minttyrc config file

I had to change the HOME location for Cygwin by setting it to pick up the directory I set in /etc/passwd (following the solution from here). It seems to not be a problem for the majority of my ...
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Cygwin Mintty unicode doesn't display fail despite having dejavu sans mono and everything

Edit the problem is ubuntu machine can't display \u03bb as greek lambda symbol ubuntu is remote: [ubuntu@ubuntu:~]$echo -e "\xce\xbb\x0a" λ [ubuntu@ubuntu:~]$echo -e "\u03bb" \u03BB this is ...
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ConEmu and ASCII characters

I've been using ConEmu for quite a while, and I'm having some problems with ASCII characters in it. This doesn't happen with other terminal emulators, such as urxvt or mintty, here's a shot with the ...
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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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Shortcut to run mintty.exe with ConEmu

I'm trying to create a shortcut to start Cygwin's mintty.exe (logged in with default config) in ConEmu. The only way I was able to start mintty inside ConEmu via shortcut was by defining the ...
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Cygwin's MinTTY takes about a minute to start up

When I open MinTTY from outside an existing MinTTY, the new terminal window takes about a minute to show up. My Windows shortcut is set to run C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -. The ...
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use `bower init` within MinTTY

I'm trying to use bower init from a MinTTY shell on Windows 8.1 x64 but I get this error: sh-3.1$ bower init bower ENOINT Register requires an interactive shell How can I use this command ...
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mintty with AutoHotKey

I'm using a simple AHK script to move windows around: NumpadEnd:: WinMove,A,, 50,730,1000,314 return This works great on everything, except mintty. It just completely ignores it. I have ...
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How to open multiple Mintty windows in Windows 8? [duplicate]

When I click Mintty's shortcut, it opens, if I click it again, it just returns focus to the window it had opened earlier. This is the shortcut's command I am using (I came to use it because it avoids ...
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Enable 256 colors for cygwin under mintty?

I am using cygwin via mintty, which is the default. I installed ncurses. I then run these commands to see what my color pallet is for this terminal session: $ tput colors 8 I have googled but so ...
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Running cygwin chere in mintty

Whenever I use chere's "Bash Prompt Here", the bash prompt runs in Window's cmd.exe. Is there a way to have it directly run mintty in the directory, instead of just cmd.exe with bash?
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remove 'Starting /bin/bash.exe' on cygwin chere

Is there a away to remove Starting /bin/bash.exe when right clicking Bash Prompt Here.
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How do I get MinTTY working with UTF8

I am using msys mintty on vista. My font is Deja Vu Sans Mono, which has excellent unicode coverage. The simplest test is to just cat this file: ...
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It there any tiled console/command prompt for Windows OS?

I need to monitor 2-4 console windows at the same time. Now I'm using 4 cygwin mintty windows, each takes 1/4 of my whole desktop space. The problem is that they aren't tied together. And if I switch ...
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How to set path for MinTTY under windows/cygwin correctly?

I made windows shortcut with the following target: D:\APPS\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe /bin/env PATH=/local/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH /bin/bash --login -i I was expecting it prepend path with my given ...
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Function key shortcuts in PuTTY/MinTTY and Tmux/Byobu

As a long-time lurker on Stack Exchange, I've found answers to most of my problems without needing to so much as make an account. But today I'm completely stumped with this issue, so I'm reaching out ...
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Mintty.exe - Passing script parameters via Windows Command Line

I'm new to Cygwin but can't find anything online to do what I need. I downloaded this script (MySQL to Sqlite) and was able to successfully run it within the Cygwin64 Terminal with the below command ...
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How can I change Vim SuperTab plugin highlight color?

The highligthed match is basically invisible. Is there any way I can change the color SuperTab uses to highlight matches? Is this perhaps a compatibility issue with my theme (molokai) or with my ...
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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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Setting GNU Screen to send escape codes to outer terminal on TI

I’m using GNU Screen inside mintty. To get the scroll wheel to work, I had to switch the mintty scroll wheel mode with an escape code (^[[?7787h). This has the effect that the scroll wheel does not ...
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Having Trouble Sending Arguments To Mintty/Cygwin

Simply put, I would like to have a shortcut on Windows which can open up a terminal window just like clicking the Cygwin shortcut normally does, but in a different location from the default. The ...
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Cygwin/MinTTY Failing to Update Terminal Output Properly

After a recent re-install of Cygwin I've been experiencing some odd behavior -- in that terminal output from a running application is not showing up when written, but will suddenly pop into existence ...
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Odd behavior on Shift-{Esc,Fx}

Sometimes, when changing between the modes in Vim, I forget to take my finger off the Shift key. This innocent mistake is probably part of the luggage carried over from other terminals, but I have ...
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Cygwin+Mintty password prompt problems

The latest version of Cygwin doesn't use the windows command prompt by default, but Mintty instead. Initially, I loved mintty because it is much more reponsive and pastes on middle click. However, ...
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Cygwin + zsh: Home and End keys not working

I cannot get Home and End keys to work for zsh under Cygwin. Various sources seem to suggest that bindkey '\e[1~' beginning-of-line bindkey '\e[4~' end-of-line will fix the problem but this does ...
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Passing the an argument to Windows shortcut

I was successful in opening vim via shortcut in Windows. It is simple as creating a target with C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe /bin/vim Now when I open a file with this shortcut, it seems as though ...
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SSH rapid keypresses cause disconnect

I often work directly on a server in vim via ssh for small changes to sites, etc. However often if I input a lot of keypresses rapidly (such as holding down a page dn, scrolling my mouse wheel or ...
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ZSH with mintty on latest cygwin?

Does anyone know how to set mintty to use zsh on the newest cygwin install?
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Enable wheel in mintty (cygwin) for vim [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable wheel in mintty for cygwin comands: less and man How to enable the mouse wheel inside vim? I'm using mintty and cygwin.
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Enable wheel in mintty for cygwin comands: less and man

I'm using mintty and cygwin. How to can I enable the mouse wheel inside less and man?
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How to change the title of the mintty window?

MinTTY is the new default Console for Cygwin. What's a shell command (something I can put in .bashrc, or even better, in .zshrc) to change the title of the MinTTY window ? I'd like the title of the ...
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How do I mark batch files as executables in bash/cygwin?

In my quest to better my experience in my windows 7 environment, I have installed cygwin and have started using mintty as my command line interface tool. This has been nice and takes me back to my ...
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Using SQLite3 with Cygwin

I'm trying to use sqlite3.exe command shell with a mintty terminal in cygwin. I tried the program from a windows command prompt and it works. When I try to use it from the cygwin mintty terminal it ...
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how to start mintty xorg mode

I wonder how I can start mintty in Xorg-mode? (dunno if it called so) Anyway I'm using cygwin, and I execute XWin so I can run emacs in Xorg. However the default shell for XWin is xterm which I wish ...
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How do I change colors on-the-fly in mintty?

How do I change the colors in a Cygwin mintty session which is already open? Is it possible? Use case: Under environment-imposed time constraints, multiple terminal windows have been opened without ...
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No colors when running native windows shell application from mintty

I have installed cygwin (i'm not very experienced with it), and try to run a native windows shell application from it, (msbuild.exe which is the build tool for the .NET framework, to be exact). When ...
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How to create a shortcut in the Windows 7 taskbar that starts mintty and cygwin?

I would like to have a starter in the Windows 7 taskbar that starts Cygwin, then starts mintty and then ideally navigates to /cygdrive/c/Users/myName/ I guess this should be possible using some ...
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Cygwin/Git Bizarre Terminal Issue

Alright, this is weird. First off, this is mintty running on up-to-date cygwin, with git pulled from cygwin's setup.exe. I am running zsh. $ git clone ...
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cygwin + mintty + vim backspace problem

I have installed vim, mintty via cywin on XP. The problem is when I try to hit backspace in VIM edit mode, the cursor move back a character instead of wiping the previous char. How can I tweak this ...