Andy Koppe
Wed Apr 21 12:55:00 GMT 2010

mintty 0.6.2-1 is on its way to the Cygwin mirrors. This is a
maintenance release with a few small fixes and improvements.

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.

- Tweaked double-click selection and Ctrl-click opening to recognise
URLs with parameters.
- Added ability to kill the child process outright using SIGKILL
instead of SIGHUP by holding down Shift while using the close button,
Alt+F4 shortcut, or menu item.
- Support maximized startup on Windows 7.
- Fixed issue when copying text that caused black blocks to appear at
the end of lines when pasting into some applications, e.g. WordPad.
- Fixed an issue with the left Ctrl key not being recognised when it
was pressed while another window was active.
- Keep the mintty window open showing an error message if invoking the
shell or specified command fails.
- Changed fallback shell back to /bin/sh.
- Save both the G0 and G1 charset settings when saving the cursor or
switching to the alternate screen.

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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