For more information about using Cygwin's Corinna Vinschen is the current project lead. Corinna is responsible for the Cygwin library and maintains a couple of packages, for instance Open SSH, Open SSL, and a lot more.
State January 2016 this includes Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and all later versions of Windows up to Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
The 32 bit version of Cygwin also runs in the WOW64 32 bit environment on released 64 bit versions of Windows, the 64 bit version of course only on 64 bit Windows.
"foo", instead of "setup" -U --keep-untrusted-keys Use untrusted keys and retain all -L --local-install Install from local directory -l --local-package-dir Local package directory -m --mirror-mode Skip availability check when installing from local directory (requires local directory to be clean mirror!
) -B --no-admin Do not check for and enforce running as Administrator -d --no-desktop Disable creation of desktop shortcut -r --no-replaceonreboot Disable replacing in-use files on next reboot.
The GPL or LGPL licenses allows you those freedoms, so it is free software.
output and the Cygwin User's Guide for more information.
They can be used from one of the provided Unix shells like bash, tcsh or zsh.
Cygwin can be expected to run on all modern, released versions of Windows.
For a searchable list of packages that can be installed with Cygwin, see https://cygwin.com/packages/.
The Cygwin Setup program is designed to be interactive, but there are a few different ways to automate it.
If you are deploying to multiple systems, the best way is to run through a full installation once, saving the entire downloaded package tree.