Setting up a UTF-8 environment in linux

Based on this post. Check if the locales package is installed (dpkg -l locales). Then run: dpkg-reconfigure locales and choose the desired locales (en_US.UTF-8, for me). Then, to be sure, export the variables (~/.bashrc) export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 You should start tmux or screen with the parameters, to be sure: $ tmux -u […]

Good Console solution for Windows

After coming across this stackoverflow post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/913912/bash-shell-for-windows I discovered Console: http://sourceforge.net/projects/console And I can use it with the Git shell, setting the shell to: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe” –login -i Just amazing! Update 2017/05/04: The original project is no longer active, but this fork seems to be: https://github.com/cbucher/console