- Install Cygwin to the default directory, C:\cygwin for consistency.
- When installing, check cygrunsrv to allow for running sshd as a Windows service
- To use rxvt as the preferred console:
- Create a Windows shortcut with the Target set to C:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe --loginShell -sr and Start in set to C:\cygwin\bin.
- To enlarge the console window and add a title, add -geometry "80x50" to the Target.
- To add a title, add -title Cygwin to the Target.
- To adjust the colors, try -bg black -fg white
- To start an SSH session, add -e ssh firstname.lastname@example.org to the Target.
- To change the default home directory to My Documents:
- Create an environment variable called HOME with value of C:\DOCUME~1\USERNAME\MYDOCU~1 (where USERNAME is your Windows login username).
- Edit /etc/passwd and change /home/username to /c/DOCUME~1/USERNAME/MYDOCU~1 (like the HOME variable)
- Create an environment variable called SHELL with value of /bin/bash.
- Create an environment variable called CYGWIN with value of binmode ntsec tty.
- Make sure c:\cygwin\bin; is added to the Path environment variable.
- To change the mount prefix from /cygdrive to / type this command once, mount -s --change-cygdrive-prefix / Or keep cygdrive as is and create symbolic links (e.g. ln -s C: /C) for every drive.
- Emacs and vi are the most popular editors but Nano is the easiest to use.
- Create a file called .bash_profile in the HOME directory containing the following lines:
- alias dir='ls -lav --color=auto'
- EDITOR=nano; export EDITOR
- VISUAL=nano; export VISUAL
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
I added some tips for using Cygwin to the Cygwin entry at Wikibooks. I'm going to repeat them here for my own reference and the benefit of other Cygwin users.
Posted by William Frantz at 10:42 AM No comments:
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