Tag: cygwin

Space instead of Backspace in Cygwin Bash Problem

Recently I’ve experienced a weird behavior in a Cygwin installation on Windows 7. When pressing the backspace key Cygwin falsly interpreted it as a space. Luckily, the problem is rather easy to fix. The easiest way (which did not work everytime while testing) is to simply reinstall terminfo and termcap via setup.exe, as mentioned here: […]

Converting POSIX Paths in Cygwin to Windows Format

Unfortunately, Windows programs do not understand POSIX pathnames, such as the ones produced by Cygwin, e.g. “/cygdrive/c/some_folder”. Consequently you will run into problems when trying to call Windows applications from within Cygwin, or even when supplying POSIX pathnames to these programs as parameter. Fortunately, there is an easy way to convert between POSIX pathnames and […]