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RE: cygwin -- getting *shell* to parse pipes & other unix cmd-line stuff

From: Doug Lewan
Subject: RE: cygwin -- getting *shell* to parse pipes & other unix cmd-line stuff?
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:40:04 +0000

In both CYGWIN terminal and rxvt terminal I find that the middle mouse button 
works to paste.

I hope this helps.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of David Combs
> Sent: Wednesday, 2012 October 03 00:40
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: cygwin -- getting *shell* to parse pipes & other unix cmd-line
> stuff?
> On XP, I've been using cygwin and emacs for some time now.
> One thing I have (incorrectly?) noted:
> If I do START --> run --> cmd-window, and get that
> little white-on-black blackboard-like window, yes
> I can run sh, etc, and it all seems to work, even
> complicated command-lines.
> A problem with that (horrible) method is that:
> a: there's no way to "paste" a long command or anything
>    else into that window -- you have to type everything
>    in *by hand*.  So lots of typos you wouldn't have
>    if you could just cut from somewhere and pasted
>    into that blackboard-like window.
> b: no way to get it to go full-screen.
> c: and so on.
> But yes, you can at least run a unix command-line,
> pipes, `expand me exprs`, etc, all that good
> stuff.
> ----
> What would be really NICE would to be able to do
> that from *shell*.
> But I don't seem able to run the cygwin "sh" or
> "tcsh" in *shell*.   I can run cygwin stuff ok,
> but not in complicated unix-like commands; it works
> for me only if I do it one thing at a time, via
> simple commands.
> Question: is there a way to run complex command-lines
> in *shell*?
> If so, how?
> thanks!
> David

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