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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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less, clearing screen and “page down” on Babun / Cygwin / zsh

I use "babun" on Windows 10 for Cygwin. The shell is zsh and my terminal is mintty. All options are on their defaults. If I do not add "-X" to less, then it clears the screen before and after showing ...
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Cygwin - mintty.exe is stuck when I try to quit

I'm running Windows 10 with Cygwin. When opening Cygwin from the start menu (Pointing to C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - and then entering "exit", the process gets unresponsive ...
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What are the .tmux.conf bindings for Ctrl-Shift keyboard shortcuts with Cygwin/Mintty?

My question is pretty much exactly as the post below, but the answers to the below post do not specify the lines added to .tmux.conf. Specifically I would like to know how to bind ctrl-shift-A to "...
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Control character 0x96 sneaks in when copying from or pasting to Git Bash terminal window

I'm on Windows 10 and I'm using Git Bash. When I copy from or paste into this window, sometimes are stray character `` (decimal 150, hex 0x96) appears in the beginning of the string. This character ...
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cygwin “Bash Prompt Here” not working with umlauts

Using the windows explorer context menu entry "Bash prompt here" that is installed with the cygwin package chere does not work, when the path contains a German umlaut in any position. E.g.: using it ...
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How to enable colors with Win32-OpenSSH and Putty?

Summary There seems to be a bug in Win32-OpenSSH that prevents colors to be shown in certain terminal emulators such as PuTTY and mintty. Win32-OpenSSH seems to replace the color escape sequence "\...
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How do I use Hamilton C Shell with mintty?

I'm trying out the Hamilton C Shell but I haven't been able to make it run interactively with mintty. I've tried running it from Cygwin: $ /cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/Hamilton\ C\ shell\ 2012\ x64\ ...
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mintty: how to keep my output visible after processes terminate?

I have a desktop shortcut that starts a cygwin bash script and I want the mintty terminal to stay open after my script terminates so that I can look at it's output. For this purpose I'm using the -h ...
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How to detect whether use `.inputrc` or not

I need add "\e[1;5C": forward-word # ctrl + right "\e[1;5D": backward-word # ctrl + left in ~/.inputrc to make tmux works in msys2. But this would corrupt git-bash, how do I make only msys2 ...
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How do I use Ctrl-Shift keyboard shortcuts for Tmux, with Cygwin/Mintty?

I want to use "1-step" keyboard shortcuts for Tmux, when used from Cygwin/Mintty. I can't get them to work, so for now I have to use the default "2-step" keyboard shortcuts for Tmux, which I don't ...
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VIM showing “m” near white space on Cygwin

I recently upgraded all the packages on my Cygwin (x64) install and since then, my VIM shows "m" at the start of some lines and around whitespace. (My guess is that it might be in places where escape ...
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Periodic input to Windows gitbash terminal

My bash terminal is receiving a space (chr 32) immediately followed by a backspace (chr 8) every 5 seconds (almost exactly). The effects aren't noticeable when typing, as the added space is deleted ...
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How can I change my MinGW/MSYS + mintty home directory?

I use mintty as my console emulator for MinGW/MSYS. Recently (I'm not certain exactly when), the home directory used by this combination changed from my Windows user folder (/c/Users/<me>/) to /...
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tmux fails to start in babun

I am trying to get tmux to work in babun. This basically means I am running zsh, oh-my-zsh, mintty and cygwin on Windows (64-bit Windows 7). Babun comes with a package manager, pact, that I used to ...
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Windows10: ubuntu bash shell + mintty: tmux copy selection

I'm using tmux under WSL Ubuntu bash shell in Windows 10 with mintty terminal (https://github.com/mintty/wsltty). In tmux: Ctrl+B, then Ctrl + Space I can make a selection (shown on screenshot). But ...
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How to config minttyrc for zoom

How to do this automatically? I have to press Ctrl++ multiple times every time I open mintty to zoom the screen. Thanks and welcome.
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Run C program in mintty from the windows command line

I want to run a C program in mintty and divert the stderr output stream to a file, debug.txt. This may be accomplished using: ./zombie_jump 2>debug.txt However, I am having issues lauching this ...
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Change mintty title according active tmux window (cygwin)

How can I change mintty terminal title to show title of active tmux window? For example: I would like in this case title to be active tmux window - ncmpcpp or even better if possible title provided ...
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mintty on Cygwin: how to change line spacing

I have cygwin installed on windows 7. Previously, there was no space between lines. I was able to fit ~90 lines on my screen. For some reason, now there is a small (looks like 2 pt) space between ...
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How to make MinTTY close gracefully on Ctrl-C?

I would like some servers, like MongDB, to run inside terminal under Windows. I use the following command to run them: start <PATHTOMONGO>\mongod.exe --dbpath <PATHTODATA> Standard ...
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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. Question:...
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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 shortcut'...
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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 far ...
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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: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs/examples/UTF-8-...
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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 not ...
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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 cygwin ...
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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 ...