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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty-0.5.6-1

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.

- Fixed handling of right Alt key on US keyboards, which was broken in
- Changed the dim text attribute implementation to blend foreground
and background colour, but only when the "Show bold as bright" option
is off. This yields better results with black-on-white colour schemes.
- Added support for decimal colour values in colour setting sequences,
e.g. '\e]10;255,255,0\a'.
- When Ctrl is pressed together with a digit or symbol key, check
whether Shift+key yields a character corresponding to a control char
(after first trying the plain char followed by AltGr+key). For
example, Ctrl+6 on a US keyboard will now send ^^ (0x1E), because
Shift+6 is ^. This is for compatibility with the console.

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. ÂThis downloads setup.exe to
your system. ÂThen, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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