Cygwin users and groups

This post is also available at my personal web site: http://milosophical.me/blog/2006/10/27/cygwin-users-and-groups.html


When you first install cygwin and run bash, it’ll usually display this error message:

Your group is currently "mkpasswd".  This indicates that
the /etc/passwd (and possibly /etc/group) files should be rebuilt.
See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for example, run
mkpasswd -l [-d] > /etc/passwd
mkgroup  -l [-d] > /etc/group
Note that the -d switch is necessary for domain users.

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Cygwin systray menu

While I’m on the subject of Cygwin hacking, I discovered this man-page about the Cygwin X server: type man XWinrc and read about how you can hack your systray icon to include a little launcher menu for you favorite X clients 8)

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