Questions tagged [cygwin]

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

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Inspect/browse gzipped dd disk image from command line without decompressing and mounting?

I did a disk image, as per How to dd a remote disk using SSH on local machine and save to a local disk : ssh user@remote "dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -1 -" | dd of=image.gz` Now, I would just like to ...
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Reading .xml files and writing out the information in a .txt file

I want to download river runoff (.xml) files from a ChartServer online and create a .txt file with the information by running a .sh script. But I'm having difficulty in getting the data out in the ...
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CTRL-O causing terminal to freeze

I am using cygwin on Windows 10, to ssh to my servers, and recently I noticed that whenever I pressed CTRL+o the entire session/cygwin window would freeze up. I tested it out on putty as well and same ...
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sed substitution command behaving weird

I am attempting to manipulate a file with lines like: 331436218071156,XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX6269,12/28/2018,0 Using this sed command: sed -e '/XXXXXXXXX/ s/^\([0-9]*\),XX*[0-9]*,\([^,]*\),\(.*\)$/\2,\1,\3,...
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screen doesn't work in MobaXTerm but works in Cygwin

I have Cygwin installed. MobaXTerm, which has it's own (separate) custom version of cygwin, in Cygwin native screen works just fine. But in MobaXTerm I have the same problem as in this question: GNU ...
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get full path to shared directory

I have done following #!/bin/bash PROJDIR="//$HOST/projects" cd $PROJDIR newscript exit 0 Purpose of the script is to enter in shared folder and trigger another script within it, but the script ...
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Why can I not change window title with mintty/wsl

I started mintty of cygwin, and run following commands : ~$ # here, we are in cygwin/bash ~$ printf "\e]0;cygwin\7" ~$ # Now I see "cygwin" on mintty's title ~$ wsl ~$ # now, we are in wsl/bash/...
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rsync exclude folder but include some files in the folder

I want to backup my Windows home directory using cygwin: rsync.exe -vrptlH --delete --exclude=AppData "/cygdrive/C/Users/user1/" "/cygdrive/D/backup/" As you can see I excluded the AppData directory....
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Why the codes generated by [UP] key changed after ssh session

I'm in a mintty window of a cygwin environment. When I typed ⎈ Ctrl+V then ↑ key I got : ^[[A Then I ssh into Raspberry Pi, and exit immediately. Now I type ⎈ Ctrl+V ...
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How to prevent ss ouput with empty lines?

Moving from netstat to iproute2 ss I noticed that the output from ss tends to spill over into empty "new lines" when connecting via SSH from a cygwin terminal. e.g.: user@host:~ $ ss -4t State ...
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Problems Installing XCRYSDEN in CYGWIN

I am trying to install XCrySDen on my computer (Windows) and I am using cygwin for this. I am following the instructions perfectly: > $ tar xvf xcrysden-1.5.53.tar.gz $ cd xcrysden-1.5.53/ $ cp ...
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How to write script in awk that tells average length of fields in each record, without counting whitespaces?

So I need to write an awk script file that finds and prints the average field length of each record in a text document. The text document is this: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's ...
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Where is the Unix script command in Cygwin?

Iirc, the Unix script command used to be in cygwin. Does anyone know what happened to it or where it is?
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chmod not working in minGW64 but working Cygwin?

I need to do some file permission changes on win10, while I can run this command under cygwin but not in git bash minGW64, can someone help to explain why? The result as from the cygwin terminal: $ ...
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cygwin xhost not working anymore

On my local Windows 10 PC I start cygwin64 and enter: #!/bin/bash set -x export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 sleep 5 startxwin -- -listen tcp >/dev/null 2>&1 & sleep 10 then as a last step I ...
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How is it possible to call CwRsync.exe via a Bash Script with variables and arguments?

This is the commandline currently used to call Rsync that's part of Cygwin 64 install. rsync -aqHPR $CygSrcRoot/./$FolA1 $CygSrcRoot/./iMazing.Versions/Versions/$FolA1 $CygDstRoot/$DstCountFol --...
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Assigning array values while running a loop to a variable dynamically

The values present in indexArray are: 1 4 3 2 Below is the code snippet(This is not the complete code): while read -r line;do position=${indexArray[$counter]} # No value is assigned to "position" ...
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Cygwin puts space after every `fi`

Cygwin inserts a space everywhere after a combination of letters "fi". It is only visually so, if you copy the text, this space disappears. And here's the text I copied: # pidfile = /var/run/...
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Select a particular column greater than certain condition and select grep word that mentioned in the file

I have a files FB_Dataset.csv simply contains 21 columns, whereas FB_Dataset.csv is a comma delimited file. The general scheme of FB_Dataset.csv is posted below. I need to extract the word 'Trump' (...
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rsync failed: Permission denied (13) cygwin

I have mounted my destination server on my windows machine on Y: drive. I created a folder on the destination folder and when I open cygwin and run my rsync command to move data from my machine to the ...
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Working Syntax for Rsync Copy of a set of 2 or more Hard-linked Folder Trees while maintaining this specific archive structure?

Working Syntax for Rsync Copy of a set of 2 or more Hard-linked Folder Trees while maintaining this specific archive structure? PS: Would this be a better fit in SO or SU SE? Template of Current/ ...
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taskwarrior - limit calendar month output

I am working on writing a tmux script to create a fun tmux environment in cygwin. When I type 'task calendar' the output appears to look fine, but when I run the same command through my tmux script, ...
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Unable to receive trap on snmptrapd

Unable to receive traps in snmptrapd (from NET-SNMP) running on Cygwin. When I enable the debugger, it has such messages: I have the snmptrapd.conf as below: ignoreAuthFailure yes authCommunity log ...
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Tilde expansion keeps changing in xterm, $HOME seems to be OK

My cygwin terminals have been screwing up tilde(~) vs $HOME when I restart them after (yet another) Windows 10 reboot. It seems to replace characters in the home directory with some unicode crap. ...
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Specifically lower case email-addresses only

Example (random) text: StackOverflow@icloud.com:Portuguesa-Span103 StackOverflow@gmail.com-Snip1031 Stackoverflow@icloud.com:Sanchismo103 Desired output: stackoverflow@icloud.com:Portuguesa-Span103 ...
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GNU screen doesn't work in Cygwin — directory must have mode 700

I installed Cygwin on Windows 10 and screen fails with $ screen Directory '/tmp/uscreens' must have mode 777. I couldn't change the permissions for whatever reason $ chmod -R 777 /tmp $ ls -hal /...
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Sed could not edit : not a regular file

I have tried various solutions mentioned in SO to solve this problem i am facing. I want to find all files recursively and change certain text. This is the command I am using in cygwin in windows ...
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Cygwin Bash Escape Slash at First Place [duplicate]

Having this script.sh in Cygwin # !/bin/sh x="abc" echo "$x/" And running bash.exe script.sh, outputs: /bc instead of abc/ What is happening here?
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xfce on cygwin X not working!

Good evening, I have a big problem, I'm fighting desperately with my PC to launch a session but it spits and my CPU goes up to 100% When I click on exit, the software tells me that I have 13 ...
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How to remove the title bar in mintty cygwin

How do i remove the title bar in the cygwin mintty terminal window ? there is no option in the options -> window configuration
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How to switch user in the server by su without password through shell script?

I am using cygwin to run my expect command for login into server. Once login i have to switch the user by su command writing password in the shell script which does not prompt for password and ...
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Using sed within a makefile

I want to modify the cygwin path to the windows path from within a makefile. For that purpose, I am using CURDIR := `pwd` WINDIR := $(shell echo $(CURDIR) | sed -e "s/\/cygdrive\/\(.\)/\1:/" | sed -e ...
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Is “/bin/[.exe” a legitimate file? [Cygwin, Windows 10] [duplicate]

I can not find anything about this, is it a known file? I am using a CYGWIN based terminal on windows 10 Here are their locations and the commands I used. $ find -name [* ./bin/[.exe ./usr/bin/[.exe ...
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Echo Results of a Variable in Sed Replacement

I have a file called LoginExcInternal.txt which has data that looks like the following: Name1 OpenFin/111.111.111.111 Name2 OpenFin/111.111.111.112 Name3 Chrome/111.111.111.111 These two ...
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How do I stop my terminal from clearing the command when I hit enter

I am using mintty under Cygwin on Windows 10. I don't know why this started happening but suddenly everytime I type a command and hit enter, the command and all the scrollback text is cleared. I don'...
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Add line breaks to Grep Commands

How can I add a few line breaks? I want it to show OpenFin category, have a line break, Chrome category, another line break, then memoryInfo. Here is what I have so far: cat LoginExInternal.txt | ...
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/bin/crontab and /usr/sbin/cron in cygwin - what is the difference?

I have just installed Cygwin on my Win Server 2008. I have a bash backup script (to backup some user files to an external harddrive) that I want to run on the machine, under crontab, every night. I ...
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Grepping email file against email file

I have 1 file of emaiils (4.6m lines) I have another file of emails (100m lines). I want to see how many of these 4.6m lines occur in the file which has 100m lines. I've researched already, and ...
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Shells with the ability to treat `\r` as a whitespace character

As a personal project, I'm trying to write a script to clean up some of the extraneous files that ship with Windows 10 that runs under Cygwin. I'd like the script to be copy and paste-able, which ...
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Rsync - write permission denied

I use rsync on Windows (Cygwin), where I move files from shared folder (from another Windows instance) to NFS storage. I have mapped the shared folder to one drive and mounted the NFS folder to ...
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How to select a line in Cygwin

I am unable to select a line in cygwin, atleast by using the traditional windows method of clicking and dragging the mouse curser across the line that i would like to select. Is there a specific ...
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Tmux binding error `returned 127` in cygwin

I want to use a clipboard manager in tmux. It is the CopyQ, but it does not matter, I guess. In ~/.tmux.conf I set following binding: set-window-option -g mode-keys vi bind C-y run 'out=`tmux save-...
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Where is Cygwin set its PATH variable?

If I write echo $PATH in my Cygwin window (mintty) I get a list of paths. That list does not match the Windows Envirnonement variables list. I cannot find a file, where is the variable $PATH set. None ...
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wget behaves differently on cygwin and centos

On cygwin this command works as expected and exits immediately: wget --post-file oryxblock.2018-10-10_20_40-07_591.204.txt --output-document - --header "Content-Type: text/csv" http://htm-psycho-402....
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setfacl -R doesn't work on Cygwin

I want to change the ACL and the default ACL for all directories and files in a base directory. In other answers (such as this one), the -R flag is used. However, I get $ setfacl -R -m u::rwx my_dir/ ...
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ls ~ permission denied with xonsh in Cygwin

I tried to use xonsh in my Cygwin terminal, but ran into some problems with permissions: loom@tatooine ~ $ ls xonsh: subprocess mode: permission denied: ls However, I can use the command ls as ...
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Can't chown 0 (root) in Cygwin

This command: rm -f testfile && touch testfile && chown 0 testfile is failing in Cygwin with error: chown: changing ownership of 'testfile': Invalid argument Why?
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gawk process multiple files inside directory

I have multiple text files in a folder that I want to process through gawk, rather than process them each individually is it possible I can process them all at once without merging them into 1 .txt ...
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(BASH) String to execute is formed correctly, but evaluated with errors

I have been persistently trying to solve an issue with some code that I'd like to use to interact with AWS CLI. After trying for about a week, I decided to try to create the string of the command I'd ...
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Copy file from Windows to Linux WHEN A SHELL SCRIPT IS EXECUTED

I have a program on Linux server, which runs a shell script on Linux server. Say "/tmp/ShellScript.sh" Now I want to copy a file placed on my Windows Machine location "C:\WindowsFolder\FileToCopy" to ...

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