Cygwin - a Unix Environment and Shell on Windows

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If your daily routine means that you spend much of your time behind a Windows system, yet you love the power and flexibility of a Unix-based environment, it might be frustrating not to have access to the tools and environment that you want.

Alternatively, you might want to compile some Linux/Unix software, so that it can run natively under Windows.

Cygwin is a Linux-style environment for Windows, that gives ...

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Using GNU Screen on a Remote Machine

Cables - source http://www.sxc.hu/photo/496858

I recently posted about using nohup to run a command, particularly on a remote machine, that keeps running even when you close the terminal or connection that started it.

Several people in the comments there also suggested GNU Screen for a similar purpose.

So, what is Screen? It describes itself as:

... a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.

Basically, among other things ...

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Nohup - Run a Command Even Once your Shell is Closed

Remote server - source http://www.sxc.hu/photo/869240

Oftentimes you'll be in a situation where you want to run a command on a remote machine that will take a long time to complete, but you want to be able to issue the command and then log off and have that command run in the background.

There are many ways you could achieve this, perhaps by using cron or at to schedule the command to run right away ...

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