cygwin provides a Unix/Linux-like environment under Microsoft Windows OSes.

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X11 tunnelling through SSH from Fedora 3 server to Windows Vista client fails to work

Okay, I've tried using Xming and PuTTY, as well as Cygwin/X and Cygwin ssh, and it is not working. I've been able to run X applications locally, so it's not a client-side X problem. I've connected ...
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Best way to have full Python install under cygwin/XP?

Pythons installed under WinXP have dirs like DLLs, DOC, include, etc. but python (2.5) installed with cygwin is a bare python.exe. My motivation for asking is that 'things' under XP don't seem to be ...
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Cygwin sshd and LDAP authentication

Is it possible to configure sshd installed via cygwin on WinXP to use LDAP for user authentication? If so, where can I find a howto guide to do this?
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Rsyncing to a USB drive failing every now and again

I have been using rsync over ssh (cygwin) for some time now from a Windows 2003 Server to back up files to a Debian box which has a USB hard drive attached. The files are rsynced directly to the USB ...
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Access denied using NET USER command via SSH session

I am using an ssh client to log into a server to issue password change commands from the prompt. The problem occurs when attempting this on the domain server. I log in using an admin account (not THE ...
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svnstat script

So I'm building out a shell script to check out all of our relevant svn repositories for analysis in svnstat. I've gotten all of this to work manually, now I'm writing up a bash script in cygwin on my ...
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SSH Does Nothing, No Matter What Command Line it Get (Cygwin)

SUMMARY: SSH isn't doing anything. > ssh user@www@.yserver.com > ssh oshdfojsfsdof -psd sdfisdfjdsf (does nothing no matter what you pass to the commandline. No output, no errors, nothing) ...
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cygwin termcap issue running top?

When logging in to a Debian Sarge install from cygwin, if I run top the output is "double spaced" for lack of a better word. The end result is that I can see the last few lines for the last few ...
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Why is my .bashrc not read under cygwin?

My .bashrc looks like this: alias name@server="ssh server sname" echo "bashrc read" The echo statement is just for checking if it is read. But the echo does nothing. I want to set an alias for a ...
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Need help with putting Cygwin on DVD for a offline install

I'm trying to put the whole of Cygwin on a DVD, so I can have it with me for an offline install. I downloaded setup.exe, putted "download without install" and selected Current version and under "All" ...
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Cygwin/X startx gives blank gray screen

So I know I've had this working before, but after a fresh install of Windows XP and Cygwin, I can't seem to get the Cygwin/X server to give me anything other than a gray screen and an hourglass ...
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Enable mousewheel scrolling in rxvt under Cygwin?

I currently use Cygwin and rxvt as my default terminal environment running bash. I would like to be able to scroll in the output window using the mouse wheel. Is this possible? I realize there are ...
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IRC server for Windows?

I would like to run an IRC server for users of my LAN, and my best option would be to do so on a Windows XP box. Is there a decent Windows/Cygwin IRC server that you have used and would recommend? ...
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How to run easy_install in cygwin?

I am trying to install some package in cygwin's python, but I'm getting the following error: "easy_install: command not found". I have tried to run "easy_install.py", the result is also ...
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Starting and stopping Mongrel service over SSH on Windows Server 2003

I have a Rails app running under mongrel as a windows service on a Windows Server 2003 installation. I'd like to automate deploying new versions of the app from my Ubuntu dev server. Cygwin is ...
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How can I use cygwin without wasting HD space?

I love using Cygwin, but I hate all of the extra disk space it seems to use caching stuff I don't need. What can I delete to keep my installation footprint as small as possible? On a related note, ...