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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Cp default timeout limit [closed]

I have a script that creates and copies a file to multiple machine on a network. Sometimes a machine or two may be down, which in turn causes the cp to take a really long time to timeout. My ...
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Running sshd in cygwin: “/var/empty must be owned by root…”

I installed OpenSSH on my Windows 7 system so I could tunnel my VNC into it from my Arch machine. However, when I run /usr/sbin/sshd -D on the W7 machine, I get the error: /var/empty must be owned by ...
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Using sed to extract text between two strings [duplicate]

I have to use the AdaBrowse Html generator to create a bunch of formatted files. Unfortunately, all of these files contain headers before each function or procedure that follow no consistent form of ...
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Grep that shows the pattern line and the matching line

Suppose I have these two files: 1. Locus_1 univ Locus_2 anc Locus_3 cat 2. university GO:000001 impromptu GO:000002 advanced GO:000003 inheritance GO:000004 I want to do a grep -f of the $...
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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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How can I repeat a Linux command every minute? [duplicate]

I'd like to get a Linux command which runs in the background and writes something to the terminal screen every one minute. I am trying to keep ssh session alive, I am using Cygwin for connection to ...
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Has anyone built ksh93, AST, or UWIN from the AT&T repo on Github, in Cygwin?

Following the move of the source code from the AT&T repo to Github, has anyone built ksh93, AST, or UWIN from it, on a Cygwin platform? I refer to another thread on this forum: Is the shell ...
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Cygwin - tail stops reading input pipe after first write

I have the following script to run my application in Ubuntu with redirecting its input (where $in is named pipe which is used to send text lines to stdin). tail -f "$in" | "$app_bin" $app_args & ...
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How to organize files in Linux/Unix shell?

I would like to try to organize my documents, and I was told that I can do this using the linux/unix cygwin terminal. I searched for the command in google but all I ever did find was organizing the ...
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Showing color in log output using tail command when using Cygwin?

I have a debian install that runs an application server. I ssh into this debian install from a Windows computer using cygwin and with the application server running I use tail -f to monitor the log ...
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Xrandr doesn't scale screen under Cygwin/X and Xming

The preamble: I have a very specific remote X client, that needs fixed resolution. 1280x1024, to say. And my notebook has 1440x900. And Windows aboard. So, the idea is to scale the output of the ...
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find and copy files change the modified date to 1980-1-1

I use command to find and copy files in cygwin in windows . My command is find -name '*.docx' -exec cp -p -t /word {} + however , when the files is copied to destination folder, I can see the ...
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Remove files with match only from some subdirectories

I have a directory with several subdirectories; in each of these, I have some files. I want to perform a grep only for some subdirectories to find those files that match the query and remove them; ...
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Running JAVA in Cygwin through bash script

I've been encountering a problem with cygwin where I cannot run a jar file with an error that the file cannot be found. If it were easier i would "translate" the java source in bash, but ...
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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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Where is the Cygwin NFS Server?

Apparently Cygwin is meant to include an NFS server component. But, having tried numerous sources from the available list (when running Cygwin's Setup.exe) I cannot find the NFS Server anywhere. Is it ...
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Cygwin - Email - New Line (Carriage Return) (How to)

using Cygwin on Windows 8, Quick Bash script to search server for files modified in the past 120 days: Run once a week as a Cron job, But i cannot format the email. All i want is a simple New Line: ...
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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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Running Docker under Windows/cygwin environment

I'm not sure if this is the right community to ask about my problem as I'm actually trying to launch docker within cygwin environment on windows. After Docker Toolbox install I'm trying to launch ...
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How can I find .git repositories and pull'em all?

I tried. $ find . -name .git -type d -execdir git pull {}; find: The relative path ‘%ANDROID_HOME%/tools’ is included in the PATH environment variable, which is insecure in combination with the -...
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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 =========== -=-=-=-=-=- -------- ----------- But ...
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Vim Powerline is only working when 2 buffers are open

I'm having some trouble with the Vim Powerline plugin. I've installed it but it is only working when I have two buffers open. Below are pictures describing the issue visually as well as my .vimrc. ...
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Running script in cygwin enviroment

I'm using this code: numbzip=`ls *.plt.zip | wc -l` &>/dev/null and trying to get rid of the output in the command window. No files ending on .plt.zip exist so it comes back with: ls: ...
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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 and pdftk

I have Cygwin install 64-bit version and have installed apt-cyg; using this, I have installed openssh and vim just fine, but I am not able to install pdftk. Does it have some other name? Or is there ...
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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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Strange environment variable !::=::\ in Cygwin

Using Cygwin, I installed Environment Modules by downloading source code, running configure, make, and make install. Every time I run a module command, I get: init.c(718):WARN:165: Cannot set TCL ...
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AWK Using a Variable in an Equality Expression

A simplified version of my code looks like the following: declare -a DMN=(" " "200" "190" "180") NRL=3 runDHFiles() { awk 'NR>13 {if ($4==$DMN[$i]) print $1, $2, $3, $4;}' domain_all.dat >> ...
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Curl or Lynx: stripping Javascript possible?

I am doing corpus generation through curl or lynx of some web pages. I have written a program in bash to strip away the html code (e.g., when I do lynx -source myurl), but the problem is that some ...
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Basic GUI application Cygwin

How do I extend the following program to display basic GUI element Button in Cygwin on Windows? #include <stdio.h> int main(int argc, char **argv) { printf("Hello, World!\n"); } And to ...
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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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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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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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'Couldn't connect to display “:0.0”' error on Cygwin

I'm trying to run tclsh with tk and I get a display error: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable Then I try the following: export DISPLAY=:0.0 And of course it says it couldn't ...
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CygWin: MD5 sum did not match, exiting

cyg-get install lzop gave: MD5 sum did not match, exiting I tried: cyg-get update rm /setup/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.kernel.org%2fsourceware%2fcygwin/release/lzop/lzop-1.03-1.tar.bz2 That did not help....
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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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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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sort processes by cpu usage in cygwin

I need to sort processes by cpu usage in cygwin. I already tried tasklist but it shows only processes ordered by memory usage.
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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'? [closed]

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 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 Files\Cygwin\...
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How to find a string from multiple .csv files

I have multiple .csv files in a folder named HW in my desktop and I am using cygwin , I want to find a string from a specific column for example in X column ARD is the header in content value may be ...
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Weird G++/AR Compilation issue

I'm working a patch-set to compile dpkg and APT onto Cygwin. I've almost got everything working, but I'm encountering some weird behavior with ar/g++ that I can't explain. APT's stock Makefile uses ...
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How to exclude a directory when zipping files

I'm trying to exclude a certain directory when building an archive using zip. Here's what I have tried: $ zip home.zip -y -r HOME -x '/AppData' -x '/AppData*' -x '/AppData/*' -x 'AppData' -x 'AppData*...
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Grep doesn't match carriage return characters

I'm trying to find lines with the carriage return character, but I'm not getting the results I'd expect. I've whittled it down to this proof-of-concept: $ uname -a CYGWIN_NT-6.1 Aodh 2.0.4(0.287/5/3)...
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No such file or directory error when attempting to run shell script upon startup of console [closed]

I'm trying to run a shell script upon startup in cygwin. I have added these commands to my .bashrc file: $ echo 'export MAIN="D:/dev/Main" >> .bashrc > echo '.MAIN/Env/tpsScripts/devenv.sh $...
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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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Portable way to kill a process listening on a given port

Is there a way to kill a process listening on a given port (e.g. in bash lsof -t -i tcp:8000 | xargs kill) from a shell script that will also work on cygwin, as well as bash?
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PuTTY, CygwinX, and X11 forwarding connection refused

I am no longer able to forward X11 using KiTTY/PuTTY to CygwinX. I am connecting to an Ubuntu Server 14.10 machine that is correctly configured to allow X11 forwarding. I am able to initiate X11 ...
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Cygwin, bash, change an environmental variable?

I have set up a Cygwin environment on my machine (Windows 8.1). pol@pol-lap1 ~/Downloads/software/database/firebird/Firebird-2.5.4.26856-0 $ `set | grep unknown` BASH_VERSINFO=([0]="4" [1]="3" [2]="...
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Incrontab / Incron on Cygwin

Does anyone please know if it is possible to install incron/incrontab within Cygwin? I've had a look and the package does not appear on the cygwin website, I wondered if anyone had tried, knew of any ...

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