Updated: mintty-0.5.7-1

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 09:12:00 GMT 2010

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.

- Ctrl+slash now sends ^_ as in xterm.
- New --class command line option allows to change the name of
mintty's window class. That can make it easier to distinguish
different mintty windows in scripting tools like AutoHotKey.
- Dim mode is no longer limited to the 16 basic colours.
- Drop long path prefix ('\\?\') from Windows paths when opening files
or directories. Some programs couldn't deal with those properly.
- Bring the charset support into line with upcoming changes in Cygwin
1.7.2: use nl_langinfo(CODESET) instead of making assumptions about
locales without explicit charsets, and allow three-letter language
- The postinstall and preremove scripts should now work in non-admin setups.

The mintty manual is installed as a manpage ('man mintty'), and it's
also available in PDF format at
http://mintty.googlecode.com/files/mintty-0.5.7.pdf. Questions and
comments can be sent to the mintty discussion group at
http://groups.google.com/group/mintty-discuss or the Cygwin mailing
list at cygwin@cygwin.com. Please use the issue tracker at
http://code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/list to report bugs or suggest


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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