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

Jeremy Bopp
Wed Sep 22 01:07:00 GMT 2010

On 09/21/2010 06:44 PM, bsmile wrote:
> Eric Blake-3 wrote:
>> On 09/21/2010 03:52 PM, bsmile wrote:
>>> 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.
> I am now using mintty. Although it enables copy/paste as the way in
linux, it
> does not seem to support -X option of ssh. I want to run gnuplot on a
> computer and send the graph back to the local computer for me to see,
and I
> use ssh -X to set up the connection. But gnuplot fails and the following
> information is sent back
> gnuplot: unable to open display ''
> gnuplot: X11 aborted.
> This does not seem to go with cygwin. Any idea towards this?

You need to install and run the X server.  Mintty is just a terminal.
Install the xorg-server package.  I think the program you'll need to
arrange to run is XWin32 or maybe XWin.


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