Posts Tagged “cygwin”


How did I not know about this? “Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin. It is based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham and team.” Previously I’ve been using PuTTYcyg which is a version of PuTTY with Cygwin support added. It’s good, but mintty seems a lot neater – rather than being a […]

POSIX file semantics in Windows

Some Background: BTW: In the context of this post, ‘Windows’ always means ‘Windows NT’. The Windows kernel is designed to support multiple independent subsystems – different application environments – atop its native API. The two most common examples of Windows subsystems are the Windows API – formerly known as Win32 and used by the overwhelming […]