updating my cygwin installation left me in trouble again — was: Microsoft Windows and the X Window System

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygwin/X https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH_tunnel $ startxwin I usually prefer the rootless way. My applications nowadays “usually” run on a Linux (Debian, …) system or AIX. Update 2018-04-18: After some cygwin updating startxwin prefers to shut down immediately instead of offering me a menu (“xwin-xdg-menu … — an XDG Desktop Menu Specification menu“) in the system tray.… Continue reading updating my cygwin installation left me in trouble again — was: Microsoft Windows and the X Window System

Microsoft Windows and the X Window System — new title: updating my cygwin installation left me in trouble again

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygwin/X https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH_tunnel $ startxwin I usually prefer the rootless way. My applications nowadays “usually” run on a Linux (Debian, …) system or AIX. Update 2018-04-18: After some cygwin updating startxwin prefers to shut down immediately. I had no idea, that startxwin uses this start-up file: /etc/X11/xinit/startxwinrc . The last utility called there usually makes X wait… Continue reading Microsoft Windows and the X Window System — new title: updating my cygwin installation left me in trouble again

startup PuTTY’s authentication agent “Pageant” with private keys

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pageant.exe – an SSH authentication agent for PuTTY, PSCP and Plink https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ssh-agent PuTTY’s authentication agent pageant combines the functionality of ssh-agent and ssh-add, and if you start it up, it makes sense to add the necessary private keys on its command line. You can do this using a script, but in Windows it’s convenient to does this… Continue reading startup PuTTY’s authentication agent “Pageant” with private keys

O’Reilly Media book: Linux Server Hacks, Volume One

http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596004613.do https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/linux-server-hacks/0596004613/ It’s not officially called “Volume One”, but since there also appeared a “Volume Two”, it seems to make sense to call this one “Volume One”, right? The recipes, you can find here, are also applicable generally in the Unix world. chapter 6: SSH – really, really, really valuable chapter 6, hack# 69: “Running… Continue reading O’Reilly Media book: Linux Server Hacks, Volume One