Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Installation of Cygwin in Windows Machine

1. Install either from DVD or from site www.cygwin.com
2. Run setup.exe any time you want to update or install a Cygwin package.
3. Only the minimal base packages from the Cygwin distribution are installed by default. Clicking on categories and packages in the setup.exe package installation screen will provide you with the ability to control what is installed or updated. Clicking on the "Default" field next to the "All" category will provide you with the opportunity to install every Cygwin package
4. Remove the symlink or symblic link from c:/cygwin/bin

-$ls -l(view symlink)
list: target_filename symlink_filename

-copy the content of target_filename into symlink_filename
$cp targetfile symlink_filename

-and remove symlink by:
$unlink symlink_filename

Now you can use Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of two parts: A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality. A collection of tools which provide Linux look and feel. The Cygwin DLL currently works with all recent, commercially released x86 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows.

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