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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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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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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Stopping output from a program run in SSH session NOW

Problem I execute command that outputs LOTS of information through SSH. For example, I foolishly add debug information inside a loop that executes million times, or just run cat /dev/urandom for ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cygwin has no watch command?

I installed Cygwin on my Windows XP to use some of its commands. Now I what to check a file every 2 minutes and want to use watch for this purpose but I see that Cygwin has no such command. Is this ...
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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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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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A terminal emulator for CygWin?

I have: Windows 7 CygWin A development board connected to COM1 port. I need: Connect to its serial port from CygWin. If I used Linux I would run a program like picocom or minicom. Also in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are cygwin vim commands different than normal vim?

I am unable to edit text files using vim in cygwin. I have to press i many times to insert text. Sometimes it works and sometimes doesn't. Whenever I move cursor up down I have to press I many times. ...
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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 ...