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Fix for windows cygwin error unknown terminal type.

25 August 2013 2 Comments

I got this error while running an application i compiled under cygwin Windows XP (32 bit)

‘cygwin’: unknown terminal type.

The fix is by shipping your executable(s) with the folder of cywgwin “usr\share\terminfo\63”

The usr folder has to be in the same level as your application folder. (it has to be accessible as ../usr of the application)


  • Marty said:

    Can you explain how to do this in more basic terms (so a non-coder can understand this)?

    What do you mean by “shipping your executables”?


  • 0xAli (author) said:

    It means delivering your software.

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