[Windows Bash] Add Rsync to “Git Bash for Windows”

In last few post we mentioned using bash in Windows by install Git.
It comes with handy *nix tools like grep, find, wget, curl, vim, ssh… but something still missing is rsync
Because it do not mean to be collection of POSIX software for Windows. It is a wont-fix for them.

Git for Windows is based on MSYS2 (As of version Git-SCM 2.13.3)
Unfortunately it does not comes with pacman (Package manager) so there are not official way to install packages.

Furthermore, cwRsync and DeltaCopy does not work in bash environment.

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[Windows Bash] Git in bash ignores SSH key

When you using Bash for Windows (MinGW, Installed by git), with TotoriseGit installed
Sometime ssh works but git do not pick-up correct SSH keys.
Causing “No supported authentication methods available”

It is because TotoriseGit has taken over some git/ssh command.

To correctly this, the solution is adding this line to your ~/.bashrc

 

 

[Windows Bash] Using bash in Windows

As a full-stack developer in LAMP, I often play-around with Linux servers.
Unfortunately, there are always some reason that I can’t switch to Linux development machine.
E.g. Windows only printer drivers, Adobe Software, exe…

However, Windows cmd/PowerShell always disgust me for their special syntax.
And I missed Unix-like CLI tools such as (grep, find, wget, curl, vim, ssh…) so much.
Plus you can’t use id_rsa format in Windows directly (You will need putty, a GUI tool for CLI… and you need to convert all your keys)

So today we will get those lovely tools back, on Windows!
(Does NOT require Windows 10 Ubuntu Bash, should work on any supported version of Windows)
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