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 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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How to configure fonts on a remote X connection (XDMCP vs. ssh)?

Connecting to a remote Solaris 10 system over X11 I observe inconsistent behavior regarding the used fonts. I am connecting from a Cygwin/X system. When I connect using ssh forwarding like this $ ...
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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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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 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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Grep perl syntax and copyright character

I am trying to pull some links out of text that I downloaded of off the internet using grep, but keep getting "Aborted (core dumped)". When using grep I tend to use -P as I prefer to use perl syntax ...
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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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why updatedb command takes too much time?

I have read that to run locate command on CYGWIN first I need to run the following command. updatedb --localpaths=c:/ what this command exactly do as I run this on CYGWIN and it is taking too much ...
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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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Read the files in shell script doesn't print out anything?

I am trying to read a file from shell script line by line. Below is my file content - hello=world And below is my shell script that I have written - #!/bin/bash while read -r line; do ...
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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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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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Removed `rm` command in cygwin

Having the need to use a bash shell on a Windows computer (I'll spare you the details), I installed Cygwin, and a friend as a joke ran rm /usr/bin/rm on the terminal, and surprisingly nothing much ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Emacs key problem

I am using Cygwin to connect to an Ubuntu installation, and for some reasons my Ctrlh for the help has been remapped to CtrlDel. When I actually type Ctrlc,h I get the error: No operation mapped ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Issues with process substitution

I am quite new to Linux and currently I am using Cygwin on my Windows machine. My problem is I made a script to automate my analytics work and used process substitution in it and it worked fine when ...
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How do I get rid of Cygwin's /cygdrive prefix in all paths?

I'm switching to Cygwin from the bash shell that ships with Git for Windows, and encountering a strange problem. Someone thought it would be a good idea to add /cygdrive/ to all paths, while I think ...
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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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I'm able to remotely ssh into Cygwin on XP, but it warns “Could not chdir to home directory” and my /bin is almost empty

I've made a firewall exception, opened ports 22 through 443 to the correct internal IP (I think), and am able to log in using my external IP, but it's like I have very limited view access to almost ...
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How do I preserve the history file of cygwin bash across independent sessions?

So my home directory does have a .bash_history file, but it refuses to grow any bigger for some reason. I've already changed the .bashrc settings to set the history size to 99999 and the history file ...
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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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How to alter PATH within bash script?

I have several projects that require me to change versions of Java/Grails/Maven. I'm trying to handle this with some Bash scripts that would make the changes. For example: #!/bin/sh export ...
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Why does exec file generate 4 processes in Linux? [closed]

I build my RTAI-model-sourceļ¼ˆgenerated by simulinkļ¼‰ 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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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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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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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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Xterm is not completely erasing field lines

We are running Windows Clients with Cygwin XServer that has a bash script application running on AIX Unix. We have a login script using expect to ssh into the server and then xterm to create the ...
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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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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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Delete all but largest file of specific type

I am trying to organise the album art in my music collection so that only one image is assigned to each folder. My directory structure currently looks like: /path/to/music/Album Name/ ...
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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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Why does insert-mode map “<F4>” unpredictably inserts itself or executes intended key strokes?

In Vim 7.3.1-762, mintty 1.1.2 (xterm), cygwin, Windows XP, the insert-mode map <F4> executes the intended key strokes at one time but inserts itself at another time. This undeterministic ...
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Pausing rsync via bash script?

Is there a way to pause rsync via command line, if it transfers data for over X minutes? I'm working on using it as a backup and would like it to pause every once in a while to prevent the hard disks ...
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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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Remote GUI login from Windows machine to Linux machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accessing Linux server from Windows machine in graphical mode via SSH How I can login to a remote CentOS' GUI from my Windows 7 laptop?
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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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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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how to grep for c:\

I'm using cygwin's grep to find all instances of hardcoded paths on c drive. doing: grep -r "c:\\" . gives grep: trailing backslash Does anybody know how I can do this?
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Why is Cygwin not sourcing my .bashrc?

I'm switching to Cygwin from the bash shell that ships with Git for Windows, and for some strange reason the .bashrc file is not being sourced when I open a new Terminal. I have to source .bashrc ...
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An equivalent to OS X's “open” in Cygwin?

I know this may be a slightly strange question, plus the fact that I'm asking it here. The reason is that whenever I ask Windows-people about this, or even regular Cygwin-users, they don't seem to ...