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Slow screen redrawing in terminal emulator

I use a modified PuTTY (PuTTY Tray, derived from PuTTYcyg) to connect to my Cygwin's login shell (zsh), on Windows 7 (64-bit). This works, but the screen refreshing is very slow. For example, when I ...
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How can I setup an X Server to run in the background on Windows?

I have grown tired of the (visual) problems I get when using the combination of not-so-great terminal emulation+CygWin on Windows. Now I just run a forwarded gnome-terminal from my server when working ...
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What does Shift+Enter do in a terminal, and can I disable it in Vim?

Everyone once in a while while in insert mode in Vim, I'd be happily typing along, when all of a sudden I'd be thrown out of insert mode and my last edit undone after hitting a certain key ...
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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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WGET Command Not Working in Cygwin

I'm using Cygwin on Windows because some commands in Windows's CMD are not working but working on terminal of OS X and Linux. When I type the wget command and URL, it says command not found. Is there ...
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How to check if cygwin mintty/bash is run as administrator?

Problem Statement: What is the most elegant and robust way to test if Cygwin mintty bash session is "Run as adminstrator"? Why, specifically? I have typically several mintty terminals open when using ...
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Why do random characters appear in terminals in Windows?

I've been programming on Windows for a few years, and there has been an issue that is becoming increasingly frustrating as I have really started to use various terminals in Windows for my development ...
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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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Understanding the terminal and shell interaction

For a long while my understanding about a terminal in unix-like systems has been that it launches the shell process and provides a user interface to it by communicating with it over it's stdin, stdout ...
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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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Zsh in Cygwin 1.7

When starting Zsh as the shell in Cygwin 1.7, I get the escape characters in plain text. When using Zsh with the -l option, this is resolved. Why is this? As you can see, the terminal renders the ...
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Color in Cygwin terminal

I've installed cygwin because I'm a bit fed up with the Windows terminal not being great. The only problem I'm having is the lack of colours. You can see the problem in the following 2 screenshots ...
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How do I send SIGKILL on cygwin in GNU Screen?

I have recently started using GNU screen on cygwin, but the functionality to terminate a foreground process with CTRL-C does not seem to work when there is an active screen session. Is there a ...
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CYGWIN PACKAGE FINDER [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: upgrading and installing packages through the cygwin command line? I am new with Cygwin terminal. I am currently experiencing missing / unincluded packages such as the ...
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List all files in a directory matching a string and copy output

I'm trying to create a series of playlists on my MP3 player, running Rockbox, by finding a file matching a string, using find /cygdrive/g/MUSIC -type f -name "Search Criteria" | ...
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Difference between various terminal options for Cygwin?

I am using Cygwin. Due to the poor interface, I recently looked into other terminals that come with Cygwin. It seems that there isn't much difference between them. What are some alternatives and ...
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gnome-terminal like terminal in Windows XP?

I'm running Cygwin in Windows XP. I find it quite handy, apart from it running in the default Windows Command Prompt. Are there any alternatives to this? For example, is there a terminal that is like ...
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How can I update cygwin shell environment variables set in System Properties window

Suppose I go into the System Properties window and add an environment variable to the Path. If I have a terminal window open, it will be unaware of the change, so I close it and open another one. Is ...
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Is there a multi-tab terminal replacement for Cygwin's terminal? [duplicate]

Is there a multi-tab terminal replacement for Cygwin's terminal?
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How can I pause console output in rxvt?

I'm running rxvt in Cygwin on a Windows box. This is how I invoke it: rxvt -sr -sl 2500 -sb -geometry 90x30 -tn rxvt -fn "Lucida Console-14" -e /usr/bin/bash --login -i Anyone know how to pause the ...
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Spawn New Cygwin Window from Within Cygwin

I can't figure out how to launch a new Cygwin session from within Cygwin, similar to launching a new terminal from within bash with: gnome-terminal It's probably easy but I am missing something. ...
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ssh sessions in xterms freeze for many minutes whenever they disconnect

If I ssh to a remote machine and then lose internet connectivity, the session freezes. I can't control-c or otherwise abort and go back to my local xterm or terminal prompt but if I wait several ...
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Good Alternative to Cygwin with Copy/Paste?

I am annoyed that I can't copy and paste into Cygwin... is there a good alternative to Cygwin that will let me do this?
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How do I get my MacOS X terminal key mappings fully in sync with my Windows XP key mappings?

I have a Windows laptop at work, running cygwin. I'm very comfortable with its key mappings. My ideal setup would be for my Terminal app on my Mac home computer to have the same key mappings. It's ...