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How to replace a certain path from the PATH variable? [closed]

I am using Cygwin and would like to modify the following PATH via bash shell: /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0/VSTSDB/Deploy:/cygdrive/c/Program ...
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How to install cygwin additional packages?

how to install the additional packages like gcc, gcc-objc, gcc-g++, make, patch, xorg-x11-base, xorg-x11-devel. The basic package is installed.
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Proxy port 80 to 443 with Netcat/nc

I have a Windows server running a Rails application via the Thin ruby gem web server through Cygwin 32 bit. The server only listens on port 443 and uses HTTPS because it is using LDAP authentication ...
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How do I grant select, insert privileges in Postgres on Cygwin?

How do I grant permissions in Postgres? I followed the documentation, however it is not working. $ psql tmadev psql (9.2.4) Type "help" for help. tmadev=# grant all privileges on database tmadev to ...
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How do I upgrade Postgres database in Cygwin?

I updated some Cygwin packages and now I can't start Postgres: $ /usr/sbin/postmaster FATAL: database files are incompatible with server DETAIL: The data directory was initialized by PostgreSQL ...
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Vshadow.exe error in Cygwin, but only over ssh with pubkey auth

I'd like to create a volume shadow copy (vshadow 2.2) from within Cygwin over ssh: $ ./vshadow.exe -p -nw C: (...) - Setting the VSS context to: 0x00000019 Creating shadow set {a5e0883e-9485-4243-...
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Why doesn't rsync over ssh work when placed inside a FOR loop in a batch file?

I've placed the ff. code in rsync.bat: for %%A in (%VAR_REMOTE_HOST%) do ( set VAR_TARGET=%USER%@%%A:%VAR_TARGET_DIR% echo Rsync Source Dir: %VAR_SOURCE% setlocal ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION echo ...
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Unattended solution to install cygwin and enable ssh server on Windows?

Using Cygwin environment on Windows is a very common solution for automation. I am looking for a script that would automate the cygwin installation and enablement of ssh server. I could try to ...
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Cygwin ssh issue: Could not resolve hostname awshost1: hostname nor servname provided, or not known

I'm learning "startup engineering", encountered this error when using ssh alias. Below is the detailed steps (executed in Cygwin windows 8): $ mkdir -p ~/.ssh $ cp ~/downloads/skey.pem ~/.ssh/ $ ...
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Red5 can't find Java

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 mkpasswd giving The format of the specified domain name is invalid

While trying to finish Cygwin config and running mkpasswd -l -d and mkgroup, it fails with the following error $ mkpasswd -l -u sorins -d /etc/passwd sorins:unused:1012:513:sorins,U-JIRA\sorins,S-1-5-...
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How to enable varnish daemon in Cygwin?

I've installed the varnish packages (3.0.2-1 or 2.1.5-1) in cygwin (for local testing of VCL on Win7 64bit) and want to start varnish listening on port 80 but the varnishd isn't available: $ varnishd ...
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cygwin sftp chroot cannot view contents of bound mountpoint

I'm trying to give user2 access only to his home directory and full permissions on /cygdrive/e. I created a Data/ directory within his $home, added a bind directive in /etc/fstab (see below), and ...
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Cygwin X crashing on -multiwindow option

A shot in the dark, but can anyone point me in the right direction? Thought this might be similar to this bug (http://cygwin.1069669.n5.nabble.com/1-9-2-0-Xwin-SIGSEGV-when-font-server-should-be-...
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Why “jobs -p | kill -n 15” doesn't work?

I'm very new to Linux. And as a matter of fact I use Cygwin now and not Linux itself. I'm trying to install RVM (Ruby Version Manager). I was doing rm -r ./.rvm -i command. I wanted to remove .rvm ...
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cygwin bash getting last modified userid of a specific file

I am trying to get the username of the person who modified a specific file: stat -c "%u" somefilename.name this script returns a number like 544 what does that mean? i was hoping to get the ...
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cygwin ssh works locally, not remotely

I have Cygwin with SSH server installed (Windows 7). After setting up I can login locally using "ssh localhost -l [myUsername]". I input my password. Success. However, trying to SSH to the machine ...
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Cygwin does not see Windows share as folder - no ā€œdā€ attribute?

I migrated this question from StackOverflow as it really fell outside the scope of programming questions they generally prefer, so hopefully I'll find a more suitable audience here... I've installed ...
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using strings (the command) to only find english words

My problem in a nutshell is that I want the list of english words that are output when I run 'strings' on a binary file. Currently the file I run it on dumps a lot of trash to the screen, and I'm ...
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`sh` access denied over ssh connection

I have an ubuntu server and a windows XP client running Cygwin. The server ssh's into the client and tries to execute a shell script with some params, with the following command: ssh user@IP_ADDR 'sh ...
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Socat to share a serial link between multiple processes

I have a scenario where multiple processes on the same box want to communicate with a serial device. Process A needs two-way communications with the serial port, and Process B only needs to be able ...
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cygwin sshd service crashes whenever I open certain file in /etc

When I try to vim /etc/profile or vim /etc/motd it stops. When I try to touch those files it stops. Any ideas? Nothing in the ssh logs that seems to be pertinent.
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Cygwin: how do I disable /cygdrive

I'm using a cygwin based SSHD server and I want to disable the /cygdrive/c and /cygdrive/d paths; is this possible? Using NTFS ACLs to achieve this will be a mess because the user will need access to ...
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How to configure ssh key based authentication in openssh running on cygwin?

I was able to install and configure openssh on cygwin and is running just right but with one problem: I cannot use private/public key authentication, it just doesnt work. I followed the same steps as ...
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Non-interactive SSH connection fails - error: can't open /dev/tty: No such device or address; Host key verification failed

Below you can see the log. The connection is from a Cygwin SSH client to a Cygwin SSHD server. The connection works ok when launched from the command line but fails when launched from Jenkins (Java ...
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ssh localhost exits with “debug1: Exit status -1 ”

I am trying to setup ssh and ssh to localhost on Cygwin, but I am getting the following error. Any suggestions will be appreciated: $ ssh -v localhost OpenSSH_6.0p1, OpenSSL 1.0.1c 10 May 2012 debug1:...
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Problems with C^b C^[arrow key] in tmux through a ssh session from a mintty terminal

I have a server that I ssh to from Windows 7 using Cygwin+mintty. On the server I attach to a tmux session. So far so good, but when I try to change the tmux layout using C^b [arrow] and C^b M^[arrow] ...
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Linux sshd suddenly began prompting for “Windows Authentication” from Cygwin ssh

I returned from vacation to find a "helpful" intern had installed some Mandriva 2011.0 updates on a linux server, and he had updated Cygwin to 1.7.16 on a Windows XP machine. Prior to the updates, I ...
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cygwin help: Xlib: connection to “ip:0.0” refused by server

I followed cygwin user guide as below: http://x.cygwin.com/docs/ug/using-remote-apps.html on windows xp, i started Cygwin/X->XWin server, EXPORT DISPLAY=:0.0 ssh -Y user@ip i saw below warning ...
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How do I fix certificate errors when running wget on an HTTPS URL in Cygwin Windows?

I have Cygwin installed in my windows system I am trying to execute wget commad for a website but I am gettign the following error message ERROR: The certificate of xxx.com' is not trusted. ERROR: ...
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Cygwin shell is overriding my Windows shell

I'm not sure what I did, but I've somehow got Cygwin installed in such a way that even when I try to run an ordinary windows shell, Cygwin is interfering. I have batch scripts that I want to run in ...
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Cygwin creates files with special (shared) icons on windows

I use cygwin to transfer files between linux and windows machines. Everytime I transfer a file to a windows machine it adds an extra shared user icon on the file's or folder's icon itself. This also ...
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Folder default ACLs not inherited when new file is created

I'm a bit of a beginner with Unix systems, but I'm running Cygwin on my Windows Server, and I am trying to figure out something related to extended ACLs. I have a directory to which I set the ...
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Need help in configuring ssh in cygwin

I have this config in ~/.ssh/config: Host *.myhost.com User awwuser IdentityFile my-keys/myhost/id_dsa The thing is, I have 2 different private keys for different hosts also I have 2 different ...
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Cannot open files modified with Cygwin on Windows, clue in ls -l output

I can no longer open the tabs.html and tabs.js files indicated in the output below (2nd and 3rd out of four). Using cygwin I applied a patch to them. I believe the clue is in the ls -l output. ...
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Permissions for Windows XP and ssh

I have Windows XP with browsershots installed on it, which is used to generate automatic screenshots from different webpages. Additionally I've installed there cygwin with sshd and enabled option "...
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cygwin's ps -W doesn't show all processes when running through an ssh session

I hope this is the right place to ask this question: I have two machines (Win7) running cygwin. Machine A connects to Machine B through an ssh session. When I run ps -W in the ssh terminal on A, the ...
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Fabric and cygwin don't work with windows UNC paths

I have some strange problems with fabric deployment to Windows Server 2008r2. The thing I try to accomplish is to copy some files to a shared folder with a fabric script (this script does a lot of ...
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ssh-add under cygwin

I'm having trouble with ssh-agent under cygwin. The crazy part is that it was working, but stopped after a reboot one day. Here is an example: sthomas@sthomas-tcg ~ $ keychain ~/.ssh/id_rsa ...
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Dropped Connection when trying to SSH from Cygwin to Ubuntu Server

From a Windows Vista client using Cygwin, I am not be able to ssh to a Ubuntu server. I have two other clients (one Vista and one Windows 7) which can SSH to the server. All three are using Cygwin. ...
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Cygwin key-based auth

I have a server running Windows 2003 that is using Cygwin's SSHD. Where do I save my public key to in order to allow key-based auth? The Linux equivalent is ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.
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cygwin sshd fails to allocate pty for some users

I have (finally) got sshd working under cygwin on Win7 - well, sort of. The sshd runs as user 'cyg_server'. I'm able to successfully ssh to my computer using that same user name. However, if I ...
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strftime returning time for wrong timezone

I'm trying to get "dts" to echo the current local time in vim (cygwin under Windows 7) byt the output is GMT+1 instead of the localtime (GMT-7). My abbreviation works fine on other machines, but I can'...
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Empty homedir name when SSHing to localhost

I am trying to start a system (Hadoop, but that should not matter much for this question), and need to be able to ssh to localhost. I do this on windows with cygwin. The cygwin SSHD service is running,...
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Cygwin and /etc/fstab.d/$USER

I'm unable to see mounts defined in /etc/fstab.d/$USER without running a mount --all command. I'd like to see them whenever I open the bash shell. Here's what I'm doing: echo c:/users/Anthony/...
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Is it possible to install OpenSSH's sshd on Windows Server 2003 as a domain user with admin rights?

Is it possible to install OpenSSH's sshd (via Cygwin) on a Windows Server 2003 (which is part of an Active Directory site) as a domain user. I have administrator rights as this domain user and ...
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Move a file to amazon via cygwin

I'm trying to push a file from my local windows machine to an amazon server into the folder /var/www rsync -e 'ssh -i /cygdrive/d/myaws.pem' /cygdrive/d/web/my_site.jpa ubuntu@176.69.69.9/var/www ...
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Cygwin's RSYNC for large data transfer

I'm using rsync from Cygwin to do a large scale data transfer from an aging HP MSA 1000 to a new DAS attached to a different server. I have a daemon running on the remote server in read only mode and ...
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using logrotate on win7 with cygwin

I am using the famous logrotate with windows 7 and cygwin, I have the latest cygwin dll but somehow the app doesn't work for me, and the config file seems to be ok. Has anyone encountered this before? ...
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Getting: “rsync: could not open password file” in cygwin

Running in cygwin rsync -vrtz --password-file=c:\cygwin\secret --delete /cygdrive/d/Data user@xx.xx.xx.xx::modulename But getting rsync: could not open password file c:cygwinsecret: No such file ...