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Updated: mintty-0.5.5-1

Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin with a native Windows user
interface and minimalist design. Among its features are Unicode
support and a graphical options dialog. Its terminal emulation is
largely compatible with xterm, but it does not require an X server.
Mintty is based on code from PuTTY by Simon Tatham and team.

The setup.exe package is for Cygwin 1.7 only. (A Cygwin 1.5 version is
available from the project page at

- Extended the --icon option to be able to load the program icon from
executables and DLLs as well as .ICO files. An icon index can also be
specified, e.g. '--icon C:/Windows/explorer.exe,6'.
- Added 'Use system colours' checkbox for overriding the colour
settings with the standard Windows text and background colours
(usually black-on-white, as seen e.g. in notepad).
- The 'Opaque when focused' setting now applies in glass transparency
mode too.
- Implemented dim and invisible text attributes as specified in
ECMA-48. These are selected with the "\e[2m" and "\e[8m" sequences.
- Fixed the 'Ctrl+LeftAlt is AltGr' setting, which was applied the
wrong way round.

The mintty manual is installed as a manpage ('man mintty'), and it's
also available in PDF format at Questions and
comments can be sent to the mintty discussion group at or the Cygwin mailing
list at Please use the issue tracker at to report bugs or suggest


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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