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

Jeremy Bopp
Tue Sep 21 23:29:00 GMT 2010

On 09/21/2010 05:05 PM, bsmile wrote:
> 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
> Thanks, both! I will install mintty, but really cannot follow the next
> ...
> 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!

You can install Mintty by selecting the mintty package in Cygwin's
setup.exe.  Just run setup.exe again and select the mintty package when
you get to the package selection panel without changing any of the other
settings that are already there on other panels.  Once installed, you
will find a shortcut for starting a Cygwin session within Mintty in your
start menu.  I'm pretty sure it will be in the Cygwin group.


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