Ben Blank
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How can I change my MinGW/MSYS + mintty home directory?
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Unlike Cygwin, MSYS relies on the HOME environment variable. To set or change your HOME variable: Press Win-r on your keyboard or select "Run…" from the Start menu. Type "sysdm.cpl" and click OK. ...

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How do you remove META-INF from minecraft.jar without any manual file deletion?
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I'm not certain what you mean by "manual file deleting", but here's how to delete the META-INF folder. You must open minecraft.jar in a program which can edit .zip files (such as 7-zip), then delete ...

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keyboard shortcut to select file in windows explorer
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After launching Explorer, press F6. This toggles between the file list, the address bar, and (annoyingly) the close button for the "folder tree" pane. While on the folder view's close button, you ...

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while on WSL bash, can you invoke window's gitk on current directory?
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If you have Git for Windows installed, you can invoke gitk as gitk.exe directly from the WSL command line without needing to install any additional software. The only caveat to this is that the ...

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How can I use mintty as the terminal emulator for MinGW/MSYS?
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Mintty is indeed well supported by MinGW/MSYS; in fact, much of the configuration is already done and waiting to be activated. Install mintty. This can be done either at the MinGW command line or ...

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Excel 2010: Add text to each cell of a column
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If you need to change the value of the cells, I'd recommend Hand-E-Food's solution. (If you need to keep it in one column, just Copy, then Paste Special > Values back to the original column.) ...

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Incorrect cursor movement in PuTTY when connected to Raspbian
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I've not found a real explanation for the problem, but I did find a workaround. The behavior only occurs when TERM is set to xterm-color256; changing it to xterm-color fixes the problem. To change ...

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