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- Cygwin is
- a large collection of GNU and Open Source tools which provide functionality similar to a Linux distribution on Windows.
- a DLL (cygwin1.dll) which provides substantial POSIX API functionality.
- Cygwin is not
- a way to run native Linux apps on Windows. You must rebuild your application from source if you want it to run on Windows.
- a way to magically make native Windows apps aware of UNIX® functionality like signals, ptys, etc. Again, you need to build your apps from source if you want to take advantage of Cygwin functionality.
Packer manager - apt-cyg
$ wget rawgit.com/transcode-open/apt-cyg/master/apt-cyg #get binary $ install apt-cyg /bin #install $ apt-cyg install curl #usage
$ vim /etc/profile $ printenv