pydf & Disk Space on Cygwin

Occasionally you may want to check your diskspace, and via cygwin, you can see all the drives mounted on your computer via the ‘df’ command line utility. A slightly nicer approach...

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Cygports

Cygwin Ports is a repository of binary and source packages that add more software to the base Cygwin installation. Included are a range of full desktop environments, such as Gnome,...

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Installing X on Cygwin

When I first started using cygwin I didn’t really see much sense in having X windows, within MS Windows. I think that’s because for those of us who became familiar...

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Updating Cygwin

Cygwin doesn’t automatically update itself, and doesn’t provide a command line utility to do so. In order to get updates, and install or remove software, you need to run the...

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Installing Cygwin

As one might expect, taking a voluntary redundancy, job hunting, and getting up to speed in a new role leaves very little time for blogging. Now that I’m able to do...

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libusb on Cygwin

When you next upgrade, if you have installed a package that depends on libusb, you will get a prompt to download and install libusb-win32. The popup contains the download link,...

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DNS Enumeration on Cygwin

As part of pentesting your site, or that of a client, you will need to find all as much detail out about a domain and it’s IP ranges as possible,...

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ShellCheck

This is a quick note to share a useful tool by Vidar ‘koala_man’ Holen, www.shellcheck.net. ShellCheck is a site that allows you to paste in your bash scripts and receive...

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