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 +**// Disregard this, use [[mintty - A decent native Windows shell]]//**
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 CMD.EXE sucks and the Windows-native replacements are all rubbish. ​ What to do?  Install Cygwin with RXVT.  It doesn'​t have tabs, but everything else about it is fine.  It doesn'​t require an X server. ​ You'll have two options: rxvt-x and rxvt-native. ​ Both work.  To set the font of rxvt-x, edit values in .Xdefaults (below). ​ To set the font of rxvt-native,​ edit the shortcut itself. ​ If you're on Windows 7 and want to use pinning, rxvt-native is a better choice, since rxvt-x runs through a wrapper that confuses the Windows 7 pinning system. CMD.EXE sucks and the Windows-native replacements are all rubbish. ​ What to do?  Install Cygwin with RXVT.  It doesn'​t have tabs, but everything else about it is fine.  It doesn'​t require an X server. ​ You'll have two options: rxvt-x and rxvt-native. ​ Both work.  To set the font of rxvt-x, edit values in .Xdefaults (below). ​ To set the font of rxvt-native,​ edit the shortcut itself. ​ If you're on Windows 7 and want to use pinning, rxvt-native is a better choice, since rxvt-x runs through a wrapper that confuses the Windows 7 pinning system.
  
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