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Old 10-29-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Is there a portable bash terminal/busybox for Windows?


I have a large flash drive that I keep a lot of files, data, etc. on. One important feature I have on it are portable applications, so that I can move around campus from computer-to-computer and not have to worry about being on XP at one point, Windows 2000 at another, and then come back to the dorm on linux.
Is there a way that I can install a completely self-sufficient installation of busybox onto the flash drive, and a self-sufficient installation of some terminal application, so that I can grep, tar, etc. files when I am on windows switching from computer to computer?
 
Old 10-29-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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This might be what you're looking for:

http://www.latestintech.com/portable-cygwin/
 
Old 12-13-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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i looked at that, and im having a problem with X i guess, thats what im understanding from the error message.

Code:
(II) XF86Config is not supported
(II) See http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html for more information
winAdjustVideoModeShadowGDI - Using Windows display depth of 32 bits per pixel
winAllocateFBShadowGDI - Creating DIB with width: 2560 height: 1024 depth: 32
winInitVisualsShadowGDI - Masks 00ff0000 0000ff00 000000ff BPRGB 8 d 24 bpp 32
null screen fn ReparentWindow
null screen fn RestackWindow
InitQueue - Calling pthread_mutex_init
InitQueue - pthread_mutex_init returned
InitQueue - Calling pthread_cond_init
InitQueue - pthread_cond_init returned
winInitMultiWindowWM - Hello
winInitMultiWindowWM - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Hello
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Calling pthread_mutex_lock ()
MIT-SHM extension disabled due to lack of kernel support
XFree86-Bigfont extension local-client optimization disabled due to lack of shared memory support in the kernel
(--) Setting autorepeat to delay=250, rate=31
(--) winConfigKeyboard - Layout: "00000409" (00000409) 
(--) Using preset keyboard for "English (USA)" (409), type "4"
(--) 3 mouse buttons found
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/, removing from list!
winInitMultiWindowWM - pthread_mutex_lock () returned.
winInitMultiWindowWM - pthread_mutex_unlock () returned.
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - pthread_mutex_lock () returned.
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - pthread_mutex_unlock () returned.
winInitMultiWindowWM - DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0
winProcEstablishConnection - Hello
winProcEstablishConnection - Clipboard is not enabled, returning.
winMultiWindowXMsgProc - XOpenDisplay () returned and successfully opened the display.
winInitMultiWindowWM - XOpenDisplay () returned and successfully opened the display.
winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress

winMultiWindowXMsgProcIOErrorHandler!

winInitMultiWindowXMsgProc - Caught IO Error.  Exiting.
FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
from what im understanding, its trying to open mulitple X windows? if there is any help on this one, ild take it. i went to this site to look at more information along with the one you posted above.

Code:
http://www.dam.brown.edu/people/sezer/software/cygwin/

Last edited by Predatorian; 12-13-2008 at 12:13 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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I haven't actually tried portable Cygwin, only came across it surfing the 'net a while ago.
 
  


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