how to enable the very convenient copy/paste editing method in Cgywin?

Tue Sep 21 22:49:00 GMT 2010

Thanks, both! I will install mintty, but really cannot follow the next step

So far the Cygwin is launched through some DOS batch file, thus I don't care
what's behind. So if to use mintty, what should I do? Where should mintty be
installed(any directory under windows or extract to some directory under
Cygwin, which I suppose do not talk to windows)? Further explanations are
really appreciated!

Marco atzeri-3 wrote:
> --- Mar 21/9/10, Eric Blake  ha scritto:
>> >
>> > I installed Cgywin(don't know how to see its version
>> number) under windows xp
>> > and so far so good. However, there is one thing very
>> inconvenient for me to
>> > use Cgywin, that is, I cannot highlight a text to copy
>> and right button to
>> > paste. I am wondering how I can get back this beloved
>> feature. Any advices
>> > are greatly appreciated!
>> Use mintty or rxvt instead of the windows console.
> Only mintty please, rxvt should be considered obsolete as 
> cygwin uses now UTF8 and rxvt can't.
> Moreover we have a really present mintty maintainer
> while rxvt is dead upstream
> Marco
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