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a CygWin FAQ, and another Cygwin FAQ
using Perl with Cygwin
Stack Overflow: resources for becoming a Cygwin “power user”?
MinTTY is a more windows-friendly interface
Run http://www.cygwin.com/setup.exe any time you want to update or install a Cygwin package.
I’ve been getting a lot of updates (?) every time, even when all I want is one small package.
/usr/bin/makewhatis to allow the
apropos command to work (source)
Okay, there’s not much there, there. And possibly even bad practices....
works from standard bash shell, but terminal send/response can be wonky. pine on server2.cs.uof is wonky; from an x-server window bash prompt works just fine
export TERM=xterm in
.bashrc - emacs (F-keys), pine, etc all work and display fine
First locate the file called ‘passwd’ in your
C:\path\to\cygwin\etc directory and edit it
Second, replace the text
/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/<YOUR_NAME>
had to add
see example contents
ten command-line one-liners - these are Linux specific, but most work in cygwin’s shells, as well
Cygwin does not have an automatic uninstall capability. To uninstall Cygwin, perform the following manual steps.
- Delete the Cygwin shortcuts on the Desktop and Start Menu.
- Delete the registry node
Software\Cygnus Solutionsunder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
- Delete the Cygwin directory (typically
- Delete any files created in the setup temporary directory.
C:\cygwin\binfrom the PATH environment variable if you have it.
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