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How to enable windows-style cntrl+backspace in msysgit (git bash)?

I would like to configure my msysgit environment to use windows-style backspace shortcuts, i.e. cntrl+backspace deletes a word. I found this ...
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How to upgrade Git in Aptana Studio 3

I just did an update to Aptana Studio 3 to the latest version but unfortunately it did not update the git binary in the built-in shell facility. How do I update git (more precisely msysgit) in Aptana ...
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Can Mingw32/Msys run dos/cmd.exe executables with ampersand in arguments? [duplicate]

This is a similar question to :Can Mingw32/Msys run dos/cmd.exe executables without screwing up the arguments? I'm trying to launch outlook from the mingw shell. I want to launch a new message window ...
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git ssh store password

I am using GIT via SSH using password-based auth (publickey is not supported due to server-side encryption that uses user password as encryption key). Is it possible to store the password locally ...
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Print Windows mapping of root path in MSYS Bash

In MSYS Bash I get: $ cd ~ $ pwd /c/Users/antonio but: $ cd / $ pwd / Can I get the full Windows absolute path from Bash?
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Single directory for global git configuration files on Windows

I have a git repository that has my git configurations, i.e. config and ignore files. On GNU Linux I clone this repository to ~/.config since git respects $XDG_CONFIG_HOME. I would like to use a ...
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What are the implications of a shared git clone if the source repository is remote?

So, the a git shared repository seems to be more or less perfect for keeping folders with large blobs in sync. I have something like 700 GB of pictures and videos I want to distribute across my ...
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MSysGit is adding a cygwin prefix to non-cygwin paths and then failing to find its current directory

I've had Cygwin's git installed on my Windows 7 64 bit machine and it's been working fine. However, I've found myself wanting to be able to use git from non-Cygwin programs (in particular, Windows ...
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Change ConEmu directory to working directory with Git bash

I currently have the following to open a git bash instance: -new_console:"%ProgramFiles%\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i The above starts the new tab in the home directory. I'd like it to start in ...
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Explorer stops responding when opening Git Bash

When I open Git Bash from the Explorer context menu, Explorer stops responding, regardless whether the folder is a Git folder. Immediately when I close Git Bash, Explorer starts to respond again. My ...
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git clone fails with “bad object” under msys2 in a VM

When I try to git clone a github project under my Windows 7 - MSYS2 VirtualBox VM, it fails: laurent@Win7 ~/Dev $ LANG="en" GIT_TRACE="1" git clone git://github.com/nanomsg/nanomsg.git trace: ...
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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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msysGit (Windows) and gpg-agent

Does anyone have a working setup to use gpg-agent in combination with msysGit on Windows? I have a setup for ssh-agent and it works fine but I can't get gpg-agent to work on Windows. I tried both a ...
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Using the msysgit shell in Emacs for windows

I am relativley new to Emacs and am trying to setup emacs, to allow the following command to open the msysgit shell. M-x bash-shell I have added following snippet to my init.el. (defun bash-shell ...
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Installing Git on Windows

I've installed several different versions of Git on Windows all with the same failure. I get an error "libssh2.dll is not installed on this computer...". I looked around the installation files, and, ...
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Automated git pull on Windows 8 as system

I have installed msysgit for windows 8. I am attempting to automate a git pull every 5 minutes. I am using scheduled tasks to run a script I wrote. The schedule task's action is: powershell ...
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How to set history length for msys?

On my Debian VM I'm setting the $HISTSIZE and $HISTFILESIZE (and other history related environment variables) on system start / profile load: ~/.profile export HISTSIZE=100000 export ...
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Git for Windows: Run vim in background without ampersand (&)

On my Windows machine, running gVim appears to tie up the git for windows shell, whereas if I run from the command prompt, this is not the case. How might I be able to run gVim (or any other program, ...
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Github, Puttygen, & Pageant: Permission Denied (publickey)

I'm using msysgit on Windows 7 as well as the PuTTY suite. I opened Puttygen and clicked the "Generate" button. I moved my cursor around to "generate some randomness". After the key was created, I ...
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Slow msysGit performance on mapped network drive

I have a development web server with an application directory mapped to my local machine as drive Z: (e.g. \\web_server\wwwroot). The shared folder requires domain credentials to access (my domain ...
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MsysGit gets differend look&feel depending on, how it is called

When I start msysgit (C:\msysgit\msysgit\msys.bat) from its directory, it has an other visual settings, as when I start it over a shortcut in the Quick Launch. Why? How can I change it?
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msysgit's ssh doesn't display colors

I'm using Console 2 to launch msysgit's Bash shell in Windows. When I ssh to a server (either a SLES or RHLE server) and do an ls or use vi I don't get any colors. However, the colors DO work ...
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How to run internal cmd command from the msys shell?

The Windows CMD utility has a number of internal commands, such as mklink. How can they be used from the msys shell ? From CMD's documentation, the /c switch can be used to execute a command and ...
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Using git diff with xargs -0, spaces in file names

What I'm attempting to do is extract a list of 'projects' which have changed since a given commit. For this I'm approximating a project to a folder containing a changed file. The problem I'm having ...
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How do I set the startup dir for a new Tab using msysgit sh.exe in Console2?

My Tab Shell: C:\msys\1.0\bin\sh.exe --login -i However Startup Dir doesn't seem to work, neither with C:\ nor /c/. There is a similar question here, but it deals with Explorer extensions. I'm ...
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Accessing a remote Windows “Git Bash” prompt from a Linux machine?

"Git Bash" is a program that comes with Git for Windows. In order to get to a Git Bash prompt on a remote Windows machine from a linux machine, my usual process is to use remmina to open an RDP ...
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Github's Windows application versus Git-1.7.11 (aka MSYSGit)

I was using MSYSGit. Recently installed Github's Windows application. It crashed 1-2 times while "extracting the GIT. Please wait" screen. Then worked. I got some questions Is there any chance that ...
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msysgit on the command prompt without bash

I've got mysysgit setup with Tortoise with PuTTY and ssh. From the Tortoise side everything is working I can clone, pull, push, etc. If I drop to a command prompt and run git I see the help screen so ...
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Use msysgit/“Git for Windows” to navigate Windows shortcuts?

I use msysgit on Windows to use git, but I often want to navigate through a Windows-style *.lnk shortcut. I typically manage my file structure through Windows' explorer, so using a different type of ...
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Why is a branch not displayed in Msysgit?

I have a branch called "develop" in my repository (as confirmed by git branch -a). However, I do not see it in the history view of Msysgit. Is there something special about this branch that causes ...
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What is causing git byte order error?

I can no longer git svn rebase (using msysgit on Windows 7). The error starts with: Byte order is not compatible at ../../lib/Storable.pm And ends with: Could not unmemoize function ...
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In msysGit ssh.exe and ssh-keygen.exe crash

I installed msysGit 1.7.7.1 (full installer) on windows 7. When I try to run ssh (or ssh-keygen), I get a (Windows) window error message saying that "ssh.exe has stopped working". When I use other ...
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mount external drive on windows7 for git

I love my GitBash window because it helps maintain the illusion that I am not on Windows 7. I can type ls /c/ and see C:/. This has worked fine for me. Now I would like to create a git backup on an ...
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Make msysgit work with cygwin ssh?

git-upload-pack errors occur when sshing into cygwin. sshd in cygwin does not take paths from .bash_profile as expected in a *nix environment. What is the way to remedy this and make msysgit work ...
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.bash_profile statements get executed twice

I use MsysGit on windows 7. I have one annoying problem. The entire bash_profile file seems to get executed twice. for example, I have the following echo line in the .bash_profile echo "Boinkk..." ...
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git-tfs and msysgit on Windows 7

I've installed msysgit [msysGit-fullinstall-1.7.4-preview20110204.exe] on Windows 7 64-bit, and extracted git-tfs [GitTfs-0.11.0.zip] into a directory on my machine. I've setup both the msysgit ...
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sh.exe and ls significantly slower than usual on MSYS bash and GIT

I use MSYS Git and have the MSYS shell installed. I run Windows XP. All of the sudden basic tasks like runnig ls take many many seconds (>7 seconds) in the Git Bash shell or in the MSYS shell. ...
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Problem using git on Windows 7 with msysgit and .ssh keys

I'm using git on my Ubuntu machine with my existing ssh keys. Now I have to use Git on Windows 7, and need to use the same keypairs. I have set up msysgit and created an .ssh folder in ...
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Enable syntax highlighting on msysgit's version of vim?

I was wondering if there was a way to enable syntax highlighting on msysgit's "built in" vim. I'm specifically trying to get ruby highlighting to work, but nothing I have tried has enabled it. I'm ...
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Problem using Git and CVS

I'm trying to use Git at work on Windows using msysgit (though Cygwin), but we are stuck with a central CVS repository. So what I have done is made my CVS working folder a Git repository as well. So ...
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Git Bash Here in Console2?

MSysGit installs a context menu item that opens a Git Bash prompt at the currently selected folder; however, this opens a cmd.exe window and I would like it to open in Console2 instead. What ...
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Can't Install msysgit/tortoisegit

I ran msysGit-netinstall-1.7.0.2-preview20100407-2.exe.   (http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list) Then I ran TortoiseGit-1.4.4.0-64bit.msi. ...
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What is an SSH key?

I signed up for github and notice the ssh key option which looked interesting. I originally expected something like an ssl key (name, co name, etc). After going through it i notice i only put a ...
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Is there a way to run git within Powershell?

Is there a way to run git within Powershell? I have a Windows 7 box with msysgit. I'd like to have a single shell to also run all my git commands as well as play around with Powershell scripting.
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Why isn't MinGW's find command printing all files on drive C:?

I'm using MinGW (as packaged by msysgit for Windows), and I'm trying to list all the files on my C drive. I would expect find /c to do this. However, this is not what I'm seeing (in an MinGW ...
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Git remote add doesn't work

I'm trying to add a remote server from my git bash prompt with something like: git remote add origin ssh://myserver.pair.com/usr/home/myname/myrepo.git fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the ...