Does anyone know how to set mintty to use zsh on the newest cygwin install?


Just edit your /etc/passwd and replace /bin/bash with /bin/zsh.


If your shortcut is using mintty.exe then change it to:

C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico /bin/zsh --login

Just to complement David C Bishop's answer, now more likely to be using cygwin64. (Create a Windows desktop shortcut, and paste following in as the 'location')

C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico /bin/zsh --login

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