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opening new instance of cygwin from withing cygwin

I'm using cygwin on win7, What I would like to do is something like this:



Code:
cygstart cygwin tail -f /foo/test.log | perl -pe 's/error/\e[1;31;43m$&\e[0m/g'

I know I can start a new instance using either of these:


Code:
mintty -e ...
cygstart tail ...

But neither of those open in ANSI mode, so I can't do color-coding for keywords.


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opening new instance of cygwin from withing cygwin Use code tags please, thanks.

Last edited by zaxxon; 01-16-2012 at 08:10 PM.. Reason: code tags
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