cygwin: Cygserver

Within a cygwin installation you can find this file:

  • /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/cygserver.README

Looks like some X Window applications like the terminal emulators need Unix shared memory. Looks like that requires Cygserver … — I am not sure though. Gathering experiences …

N.B.: “Sometimes” I am running a cygwin installation as non-admin. I am not sure how much sense Cygserver makes w/o admin-rights.

This certainly does not work under such circumstances:

$ cygrunsrv -S cygserver


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