Thom Nichols


Technology is evolution outside the gene pool

Articles tagged with 'Cygwin'

A Better Cygwin Console with RXVT

Cygwin 1.7 was just released a few weeks ago, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to share an old trick for making Cygwin's terminal window a little nicer by using RXVT and 'screen.'

RXVT is a console emulator; basically it replaces the 'cmd' executable that displays the native Windows terminal.  You can also specify the font and use screen to get multi-terminal support ...

Serial Console Monitoring without HyperTerminal

Although I'm a software engineer, I do, occasionally *gasp* have to interact with hardware. Of course that's an oxymoron, but what I mean is there are of course, a large number of programmers work on mainly client-server software that runs on commodity hardware (i.e. UNIX,Linux/Windows) and their biggest worry is which direction the directory slash faces - windows\ or linux/ - Aah!

So, let me ...