Linux-like environment for Windows making it possible to port software running on POSIX systems (such as Linux, BSD, and Unix systems) to Windows.

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How do I schedule a cron task to run

I'm looking to crontab a script every hour starting Friday at 5pm... ending Monday at 5am. This script checks if it's completed this week and if it's currently running. If no/no, start task. Off the ...
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Command substitution in for loop not working

I want to keep all files not ending with .bat I tried for f in $(ls | egrep -v .bat); do echo $f; done and for f in $(eval ls | egrep -v .bat); do echo $f; done But both approaches yield the ...
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Cygwin using wildcard to trim all images

Unortunately, I am forced to use windows. So, I installed Cygwin to use some Linux commands. The following command works fine. It replaces an image with its trimmed version. "C:\Program ...
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Alternative to `pkill` or `pgrep -f` on cygwin?

Suppose I have starting my process like: java -DSOME_STRING -jar foo.jar Then on linux, I can use the following to find or kill this process: pgrep -f SOME_STRING pkill -f SOME_STRING However ...
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ssh/scp works but rsync just constantly says “no”

Hi I have a windows 2003 server that I need to back up onto a linux client so I install cygwin on the Win2k3. On the Win2k3 I have enabled ssh, scp but (because the Win2k3 server uses an customised ...
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I'm not getting syntax coloring in vim (using Cygwin)

I've been so far unable to figure out why vim's syntax coloring is not working for most files, and it's driving me batty. In case this is relevant: I'm working in Cygwin (more ...
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Automate Rename files from 1 to unlimited number

How to rename multiple files starting from 1 to unlimited ( to finish all files ) ? My files looks like: file.jpeg.jpg fileA.jpeg.jpg fileB.jpeg.jpg Output: 1.jpeg.jpg 2.jpeg.jpg 3.jpeg.jpg I'm ...
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Linux Shell fundamentals: How can I check the file descriptors status, (where are redirected to) right now without lsof?

I am learning about file descriptors for the case of Linux, and I was wondering if there is any command showing a complete list that allows me to know where is each one redirected to in this moment. ...
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Run a command at a certain time in cygwin

I am writing a bash (.sh) script for cygwin. I want to run a certain command at specific time. I tried the following: echo "test" | at 19:00 but I get the following error: The AT command has been ...
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groff to PS Conversion

I am very new to UNIX, learning groff with the help of cygwin on Windows XP SP3. I have downloaded groff-binaries from here, but using cygwin, I could not able to re-produce ps files. I have used ...
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Why doesn't my new cygwin .bashrc interactive check work?

I just updated Cygwin and the new .bashrc contains this line right at the top: echo "BEFORE TEST" # If not running interactively, don't do anything [[ "$-" != *i* ]] && return echo "AFTER ...
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How to recover multiple files which has been moved into one?

I was trying to rename (mv) few of my files and ran a wrong loop resulting into renaming all the 10 files into one. Now I can see only one file whereas there should have been ten files. How do I ...
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cygwin displays rectangles instead of characters

I have a bit of a problem in cygwin, When I use make utility in cygwin, it prints rectangles instead of text. Also when text is not english, i.e. polish or russian I see rectangles instead of ...
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Why is the output of find sorted in Cygwin but not in Solaris?

I wonder why find does not behave in the same way in Solaris as in Cygwin or Linux. I have a bunch of directories that have files called CS##########. Each # is a digits but there are always 10 ...
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is it possible to trigger `ssh-add <key>` only when I ssh into a box? (from Cygwin)

I've got my .bash_profile set up to eval $(ssh-agent) so I can quickly connect to servers. If I add ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa_my_key to my .bash_profile as well, I'll have to type the ssh key passphrase ...
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Build RPM on Windows with Cygwin but install on Linux

I am trying to figure out an issue that I have with installing an RPM file on openSUSE which I build on Windows (using Cygwin/rpmbuild). When I try to install the RPM on Linux I get an error saying ...
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Trouble with horizontial merge of csv files under Cygwin

I have two csv files: test1.csv 1 2 3 4 test2.csv 6 7 8 9 I want to horizontally merge these two files. To do this I use paste -d , test1.csv test2.csv > paste.csv If I open this file in ...
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Installing SSH via Cygwin

I have a laptop with windows 8. I'm trying to setup SSH from this laptop to a windows 2012 server via Cygwin64. I followed the steps as described here. However, when I am at the step: ...
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Cygwin on Windows: Can't open display

I am running Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3. I installed Cygwin and also added some useful packages (gvim, nedit, emacs, vim, g++). However, when I run gvim, I get "Can't open display". The same thing ...
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Run Cygwin software on Linux

My professor has some software that he wrote that runs on Unix-like systems. Either on Windows via Cygwin or on MacOS, it uses X11 on both platforms. Is there any way for me to run it on Linux? He ...
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mkdir with date function behaves differently in script

I am trying to create a directory with a timestamp. If I type at the prompt mkdir "$(date +%Y-%m-%d_%H%M%S)" I get a directory named with the date as I would like. If I put the same line in a bash ...
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xterm cygwin setting vtfonts -> truetype fonts, utf8-encoding, utf8-fonts set by default

I'm using cygwin and cygwin X server, I'm having a problem with xterm. Every time I start it I have to set its parameters via the menu. Is there a way to make them set to true by default? I found ...
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Is there a way to control the speed at which Curl reports progress?

I'm using Curl in Cygwin to automate a daily download. I want to keep progress in a log but Curl is just a little too noisy for my taste. I tried man curl and Google, but didn't find anything. Can I ...
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bash/cygwin broken after installing rtool?

Usually I can solve problems on my own (and Google). But recently I am baffled by this strange hiccup. Background: I use a chain of scripts for file-processing (in Windows, under Cygwin. Scripts ...
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Cygwin/X DISPLAY number no longer :0?

I use Cygwin/X to ssh into a linux computer cluster using a Windows (10) pc. Yesterday I was in the middle of an ssh session using X11 forwarding. Suddenly one of the X windows open started to hang ...
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Creating a symlink with a colon in the name on cygwin bash

I'm using bash, version 4.3.42(4)-release (i686-pc-cygwin) on cygwin. I want to create a symlink C: -> /cygdrive because a vagrant build process has that file path specified. The vagrant script has ...
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Why isn't rxvt-unicode launching with perl extensions enabled by default even though I built it with '--enable-perl' and even '--enable-everything'?

I'm trying to get 'clipboard' perl extension for urxvt to work. I installed the script, it didn't work, and after some searching around I discovered that Cygwin's rxvt-unicode package is built with ...
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cygwin, tail -F and rapidly filling/rotatinglogs

I'm using cygwin tail to follow busy java web application logs, on a windows server, generating roughly 16Gb worth of logs a day. I"m constrained to 10MB log sizes, so the files roll very often. ...
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Corrupt files after extracting with Cygwin's GNU tar

I have a bunch of tarball backups which I just restored onto my new Windows 8.1 + Cygwin system using GNU tar: zsh$ for file in **/*.tgz; do tar xvzf $file; done To my surprise a lot of these ...
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Can't login to remote debian system with RSA key and ssh.exe from Cygwin

I need to login to a Debian server using ssh.exe from Cygwin. I've generated an RSA key and appended it to the authorized_keys file. Debian is OK, because I was able to use the RSA key using PuTTY ...
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Execute bash script using CygWin

How do you execute a bash script using CygWin? I am trying execute a bash script as part of a build.xml. This is the code snippet, <property name="cygwinpath" value="C:/cygwin/bin/"/> ...
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How do I install htmldoc via cygwin?

I've installed all packages with gcc in their title via cygwin on my PC along with FLTK and I ran ./configure and ./configure ENTER with no errors but now after running make I received the error: ...
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why won't x11 display work through ssh login?

I have logged in to a remote server and am trying to display an x application(e.g. firefox). but an error message appears. the below are my attempts to open firefox Black@Black-PC ~ $ ssh -X ...
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How can we rename a file with semi-colon as part of the filename?

I tried to rename all file with extension "XLS;1" to "XLS" but it just didn't work. I tried the following in cygwin in windows xp and they don't work: mv *.XLS;1 *.XLS mv *.XLS\;1 *.XLS mv ...
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Connect Symbolic Link to program or script that returns a file

I wanted to know if I can make a symlink to a file say in a Database. This is a wild guess, but is it possible to intercept the link-follow say using a C function and then let function return the ...
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How to convert my text files (each containing a username+password pair) into CSV in order to import them to KeePass via bash(cygwin)

I'd like to use Keepass (win10x64). The problem is that, I have my passwords gathered all these years like this: each username/password pair in a separate text file, having as filename the domain ...
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For cygwin, how do I export the output in a terminal into a file?

I'd like to be able to export the output (and error messages) of my cygwin terminal in a file, especially since I have to click a lot of buttons in order to "mark" the stuff in the cygwin terminal ...
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Alias in cygwin bash doesn't seem to run in the right order

I am trying to create an alias to use in my Cygwin shell to determine if the Mercurial-managed directory I'm currently in has outstanding changes. The command "hg st -m" lists all modified files. ...
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Why do different installations of sort sort punctuation differently?

I got a file with content like this: ----------- =========== -------- -=-=-=-=-=- When I sort in a linux os, it comes like this: $ sort 1.txt =========== -=-=-=-=-=- -------- ----------- ...
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cygwin and pdftk

I have spent a long time looking around and Goggling for this but I am no closer to getting this install. I have Cygwin install 64-bit version. And have installed apt-cyg and using this I have ...
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gcc produces erroneous “No such file or directory” under Cygwin

For demo purposes, here is my one line program test.c : #include <dbus/dbus.h> This is my makefile : INC = -I/usr/include/dbus-1.0 \ -I/usr/lib/dbus-1.0/include ...
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Cygwin - Shell Scripting (eval and echo)

I have the following file f1.txt: A=0 A=\`expr $A + 1\` and the following script file s1.sh for line in $(cat testfile.txt) do echo "$line" # eval $line done echo $A When I run the ...
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How to run bash on CYGWIN

I have created following file with name test.sh #!/bin/bash name = "Elvin John Paul" echo $name echo ${name#* } echo ${name##* } echo ${name% *} echo ${name%% *} and I am getting some error as ...
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Trouble with read line script in Cygwin

I'm on windows 7 using Cygwin. My script and text file are located in the same directory. #!/bin/bash while read name; do echo "Name read from file - $name" done < /home/Matt/servers.txt I get ...
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CUPS compilation fails on Cygwin

I was brave and tried to compile CUPS in a 32-bit Cygwin environment. I used the standard sources from the tarball. All went fine until linking. http://pastebin.com/QSKvLSmT Here's the end of the ...
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scons can't find glib-2.0 >= 2.32 on cygwin

I downloaded the source for rmlint and am trying to compile it on cygwin. When I run scons, it says Checking for glib-2.0 >= 2.32... Error: glib-2.0 >= 2.32 not found. In the cygwin setup ...
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Cygwin header file location

My OS is Windows 8, I'm using cygwin 1.7.34(0.285/5/3). Where are the header files located in cygwin? For instance, I need to add an additional header file, say transport.h to already existing in ...
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Error when running TMUX under CYGWIN

When I run tmux in cygwin command line I get the error: $ tmux 0 [main] tmux 6688 C:\cygwin64\bin\tmux.exe: *** fatal error - NtCreateEvent(lock): 0xC0000077 Hangup I tried to reinstall tmux ...
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cygwin awk output to windows line delimeters

I could find the way to print zip entries' list and forward to a txt file. unzip -l my.zip | awk '{print $4}' > my.txt When I open the file my.txt in windows' notepad the line delimiters ignored ...
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find command throws errors when inside function

I can run the following command in bash without any errors: $ find /d/Code/Web/Development/Source/ \( -name '*.cs' -o -name '*.cshtml' \) -exec grep -IH UserProfileModel {} \; I wrote a function in ...