Goonshipas Peonpaweevorakul (Thai: กุญช์ภัสส์ พรปวีณ์วรกุล; RTGS: Kunphat Phonpawiworakun; born June 23, 1994), better known by the nickname Mint (Korean: 민트; Thai: มิ้นท์), also known as Mintty, is a Thai singer based in South Korea. Mintt is an Australian technology company dedicated to delivering the most affordable smartphones and lifestyle devices for everyone.

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a great feature introduced in Windows 10.
Is a compatibility layer for running Linux binary executables natively on Windows 10, and allows the use of a rather real linux installation, without using a virtual machine.

The subsystem has some limitation, like a poor support for fuse (useful for forensic image mounting) but from my point of view, the worst lack is a very limited terminal emulator.

Luckily, there is MinTTY, a terminal emulator based on code from PuTTY 0.60 by Simon Tatham, that works well on Cygwin, MSYS or Msys2 and WSL.

Mintty Powershell


Terminal display features

  • Xterm-compatible terminal emulation, coverage of DEC VT300 series terminal features and more.
  • 256 colours and True-Colour support.
  • Comprehensive character encoding support, including UTF-8 and wide character display.
  • Rich character attributes support, including italic, doubly underline, overline, strikeout, rapid blinking.
  • Alternative fonts: simultaneous display of multiple fonts.
  • SIXEL graphics display support.
  • Emoji support.

Terminal input and interaction features


Mintty Git Bash

  • Character composition with full Unicode support, using dead keys and Compose key.
  • Windows IME support.
  • Support for all relevant mouse modes, including pixel-grained DEC locator mode.
  • Easy copy & paste.
  • Drag & drop of text, files and folders.
  • Ability to open files and URLs with Ctrl+click.
  • Small program size and quick scrolling.

Window handling features and desktop integration

  • Colour schemes / Theme file support.
  • Virtual Tabs / session switcher and launcher.
  • Taskbar tasks (“jump list”) configuration.
  • Flexible fullscreen, fullsize and border options.
  • Screen and scrollback buffer search.
  • User interface language localization support.
  • Window transparency, including glass effect.
  • Multiple monitor support, changing DPI support.

Configuration features and system support

  • Native Windows user interface with a simple options dialog.
  • Flexible configuration and resource folder options.
  • Options stored in a text file. No registry entries.
  • Switchable terminal logging, switchable character information.
  • Running on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10.

Mintty Cygwin


You can install wsltty using the standalone installer, available at this link: https://github.com/mintty/wsltty/releases.

Furthermore, if you are a brave programmer, you can install from source.

Simply clone the github repository:

and (with Cygwin correctly installed) run make, then make install

More information and downloads