Posts Tagged ‘windows’

Cygwin vs. Msysgit

September 22nd, 2009 2 comments

Both cygwin and the msysgit shell will use the same ~/.bashrc file on start-up, but they mount the local Windows drives at different mount points. Cygwin uses /cygdrive/c while msysgit uses simply /c so if you’re using ~/.bashrc to configure various settings that have to do with drive letters in your bash shell, you’ll need to distinguish between cygwin and msysgit.

The easiest way to do this is to look for the presence of /etc/bash.bashrc in ~/.bashrc, since this file is typically only present in cygwin. If by any chance it’s present in both cygwin and msysgit, a variable can be set in just one of them and ~/.bashrc can be configured to source /etc/bash.bashrc and test for the presence of that variable.

if [ -e /etc/bash.bashrc ] ; then
# Cygwin specific settings
export CYGWIN=1

# Msysgit's grep doesn't recognize --color
alias grep='grep --color'
alias vi='/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/Vim/vim72/gvim.exe'
# Msysgit specific settings
export CYGWIN=0

alias vi='/c/Program\ Files/Vim/vim72/gvim.exe'
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Vim syntax for xaml files

September 20th, 2009 2 comments

So you’re using Windows and want to edit your xaml files every once in a while with vi/vim/gvim, but vim doesn’t recognize xaml as an xml file and doesn’t give you nice syntax highlighting? Simple fix. In your home directory, create a vimfiles/ftdetect/myrules.vim file with the following contents:

" We set the type to XML only if no type was detected yet au BufRead,BufNewFile *.xaml setfiletype xml " OR unconditionally "au BufRead,BufNewFile *.xaml set filetype=xml
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