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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Command-line tool to search docx files

Is there a command-line tool to text-search a docx file? I tried grep, but it doesn't work with docx even though it works fine with txt and xml files. I could convert the docx to txt first, but I'd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Using mintty as default terminal on Cygwin and default shell as bash

There is already one answered the question at Best way to use a shell with Cygwin in Windows 7. That is to start Cygwin with C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe - With that $SHELL = /bin/sh How can I launch ...
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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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need portable crontab host-checking/failover logic across Linux & Cygwin

A host-ping test that always works correctly from the interactive bash command line in Cygwin, is behaving incorrectly in its own crontab--always selecting the second host--and I can't figure out why: ...
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Compile Linux Application for Windows

I want to use a Linux Application under Windows. It is my understanding that the application is Linux only and to use it in Windows I have to compile the application from the source using Cygwin or ...
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truncate a log file to zero while another process is continuously writing to it

I'm trying to debug this horribly hacky little program and it's writing a trace of all emulated instructions to a logfile which has grown to 2.5 GB in 45 min. I've only got 800 MB free. Can I ...
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startxwin: command not found

I am trying to enable X11 forwarding on my cygwin.. And I was following this tutorial. Whenever I do startxwin, I always get this error - root@ubuntu-dyn-cassandra-50686:~# startxwin startxwin: ...
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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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Cygwin : make install up to date problem

I have installed mingw-gcc: GNU Compiler Collection using the setup of Cygwin. When running "make install" command : $ make install And I get this message : make: `install' is up to date. What ...
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Error not a valid identifierd when executing shell script [duplicate]

I have the following shell script in order to connect to database and do some tasks. echo Please enter userid: read USER_NAME echo "Please enter password:" read -s PASS SID=${ORACLE_SID} if [ ...
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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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Reading from USB serial port under Cygwin

I am actually using Cygwin, but it is my understanding that it responds to Unix commands so hopefully I am in the correct place. I have an Arduino hooked up via USB to my LapTop for data reading. I ...
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“watch” command not found in Cygwin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cygwin has no watch command? I am in the process of learning Unix commands; I started a few days back. I read a post here and tried to use the watch command, but my ...
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How can I make custom key bindings work even while SSH-ed into another machine?

I've added "\eOD": backward-word "\eOC": forward-word to my .inputrc to get ctrl-arrow key mappings sorted out in Cygwin allowing me to move forward and back fine. When I SSH to any other Linux ...
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Cygwin serial tty device for high-numbered COM ports

My hardware enumerates as COM125 on the device manager (CDC-ACM class). But, I can't find it under /dev/tty* listing. Does cygwin have a limitation on CDC-ACM class of com ports or numbers greater ...
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SSH to Windows 7 with cygwin openSSH freezes when remote conection [closed]

When I SSH into Windows 7(Cygwin) from a remote, the session freezes after few seconds or up to two minutes. This can happen while I'm typing and it can happen when idle. This is still happening after ...
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Cygwin DenyHosts daemon-control file: no such file or directory error

I have been trying to figure out this error and searched everywhere with no luck. I have installed DenyHosts on Cygwin and also the DenyHosts daemon but when I try to start the daemon by typing: ...
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Shorewall “ERROR: Ordinary users may not start the /etc/shorewall configuration” in Cygwin

I am using Cygwin on Windows 7 and I have installed Shorewall 4.5.21.5. When I try to start shorewall in Cygwin, it gives me error: $ shorewall start ERROR: Ordinary users may not start the ...
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ssh log sent to email in Cygwin

I am using Cygwin in Windows 7. I am trying to make my syslog-ng daemon send a ssh log via email to me when ever someone tries to log into my computer. I tried using the code below (entered into ...
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Mutt is not able to send mail from Cygwin [closed]

I have installed mutt packages and when I tried to send mail to my email address I get the error here: mutt 4352 child_info_fork::abort: C:\cygwin\bin\cygdb-4.8.dll: Loaded to different address: ...
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Using cygwin and rsync — “password file must not be other-accessible”

I've finally got an old computer of mine running as a backup server with Ubuntu 11.10. I'm planning on using it to backup my Windows 7 machine weekly using rsync. I've got cygwin installed, and rsync ...
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Cygwin installation message [closed]

I want to ask about this error? The error states : This is the first time you've installed Cygwin 1.7.x. Please be advised that this is a major release. If you have not done so already, ...
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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 to exit file reading mode in linux terminal?

I appologize if its something really stupid i am asking. But this is my first day on linux commands infact I dotn have linux right now I have just installed CYGWIN for my learning. SO my question is ...
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Vi for Cygwin syntax

How can I make vi in Cygwin highlight the syntax when I open a file by default? I know that I can type in the command "syntax on" but I would prefer to not do this all the time.
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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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Why does exec file generate 4 processes in Linux? [closed]

I build my RTAI-model-source(generated by simulink) in CygWin with gcc-linux-4.1 (cross-compiler of CygWin) on Windows, and generate ELF successfully. and the ELF runs correctly on Ubuntu. After the ...
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How do I get bcvi installed and working (with Cygwin and Perl 5.8.8)?

I'm trying to install bcvi (under Cygwin), and there are apparently no directions that apply to this setup. The directions at http://sshmenu.sourceforge.net/articles/bcvi/#installation state that ...
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setting Cygwin's $HOME to Windows profile directory

Are there any drawbacks to having Cygwin and Windows share the same $HOME directory, in this case the Windows profile directory?
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SSH tunnel to VNC on a Windows 7 system. Error: Tunnel device open failed

The system I'm trying to SSH from is Fedora 20 x86_64. The system tunneling to is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and it has Cygwin installed with TigerVNC and OpenSSH. VNC is running on Windows 7 on port ...
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Failed to connect to dl.google.com port 443: Network is unreachable

$ curl -v https://dl.google.com/dl/cloudsdk/release/install_google_cloud_sdk.bash | bash * STATE: INIT => CONNECT handle 0x2001f130; line 1011 (connection #-5000) * Hostname was NOT found in DNS ...
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configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one [closed]

I am trying to compile an application called "iPerf" in my windows environment using cygwin. Now this is my first time with cygwin but I hope my problems with cygwin would be considered valid with ...
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cw and . does not work as expected in vim on character deletion

If I have the following non-sense text: Hi woman! What is your name? I know what you mean... Yeap. Yeap. Again :) Hi woman! What i s your name? I know what you mean... Yeap. Yeap. Again ...
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Start and stop tomcat through ant script which is running in cygwin

I am trying to start and stop my tomcat through ant build.xml as follows, I am running the ant script in cygwin , i get the following error D:\build-cygwin-copy_converted.xml:53: Execute failed: ...
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Red5 can't find JAVA_HOME

I'm setting up a Red5 server on Cygwin I get this /usr/share/red5$ sh red5.sh Running on CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 Unable to locate Java. Please set JAVA_HOME environment variable. However, I can also ...
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Cygwin ssh X forwarding - “The system network services are not compatible with this version.”

I connect to Ubuntu system from windows system using Cygwin and putty with X forwarding. When I try to change Network settings in unity-control-center I get "The system network services are not ...
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Can't start programs in Cygwin

I'm trying to start programs in Cygwin, which I want to run over ssh from my Fedora 20 laptop, I'm trying to run the programs within Cygwin not ssh and they don't run. The system is Windows 7 ...
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understand the output of stty -a and change ctril backspace to just backspace

I am working in bash shell on a Solaris environment and whenever I type "backspace" it clears out the entire line. Do you have any suggestions for me to change the backspace clearing entire line to ...
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Dropbear SSH on Cygwin won't allow passwordless login

I am using Dropbear SSH running on Cygwin, on Windows 7, on a VMware virtual machine, on Windows 8.1. On my physical OS I have Cygwin and I am trying to get passwordless login using openssh on ...
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install-recursive Error while installing libLBFGS + cygwin

I am building binaries for CRFSuite in cygwin based on these instructions: In Linux environments, download the source package of libLBFGS, and build it. If you do not want to install libLBFGS into ...
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Change/fix cygprefix to / (corrrect/updated way?)

Ive seen and done as suggested on this question but am still unable to get ride of the /cygdrive/c prefix. :pwd /cygdrive/c/Users/myname :ls file1 file2 ... :cat /etc/fstab # For a description of ...
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How can I remotely run a Windows 7 application from host on a linux guest without showing up on host?

I have Ubuntu Linux guest running on a Windows 7 host using Virtualbox. I am wondering if I can remotely access the application from Windows 7 on my ubuntu install and not show up on the windows 7 ...
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Changing title without changing prompt on Cygwin

I have the following shell script function from this site that allows me to change the title in both Putty and Cygwin. In Putty connected to a Linux host it changes the title and leaves the prompt as ...