Cygwin bash

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue Oct 7 03:28:00 GMT 2008

Greg Chicares wrote:
> On 2008-10-07 03:58 - ?, John Emmas wrote:
>> When I double click the 'Cygwin' icon on my Windows desktop, a DOS-like
>> window opens which I'm led to believe is Cygwin's bash terminal.  However,
>> with every version of Linux that I've used, the bash terminal had menus
>> allowing me to do certain things like (for example) copying & pasting text.
> Click on the window's frame icon, and pick "Properties". This page
> says how to set it up to use the commands on the "Edit" submenu.
>> Also, is it possible to configure the appearance for the bash terminal?  On
>> my system the window is pretty small and some of the text is dark green on
>> a black background.  Both of these make it quite difficult to work with.
> You can configure size and colors in the "Properties" dialog.
> For more power, consider using (e.g.) 'screen':

There's also the FAQ:


as well as many threads in the email archives to offer help and
suggestions here.  That's not to say 'screen' isn't a good option
of course. :-)

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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