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

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: cygwin -- getting *shell* to parse pipes & other unix cmd-line stuff?
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:11:33 +0000 (UTC)

In article <>,
Eli Zaretskii  <> wrote:
>> From: (David Combs)
>> Date: 3 Oct 2012 00:39:30 -0400
>> 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.
>Right-click the title bar of the cmd window and select Edit->Paste.
>That's it!
>> b: no way to get it to go full-screen.
>Try Alt-Enter.
>> c: and so on.
>What else?


OK, the edit--> paste works.

The alt-enter expands to full screen, but like a magnifying
glass.  Same number of lines.  Of course what you'd like
is a full 60 or so lines.

The enter-->  menu has a greyed-out "copy" -- seems to be
now way to "blue out" (via sweeping the mouse) an area
within that window *to* "copy".  What's the trick for
this one?   

Thanks much!

Question: your use here is separate from using emacs,


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