Working with Cygwin

Bash on Windows.

Introduction

Cygwin is an open-source tool which offers a handy way to run Linux commands from a Windows desktop. 

Installation

Downoad the installer from https://cygwin.com/install.html and run it.  

Select the packages you want to install on top of the base installation. 

Browsing the Windows Host Filesystem

cd /cygdrive/c

Adding Common Packages

Run the installer again.

Search for the package you want. Here are some common ones:

PackageCommand(s)
ncnc
inetutilstelnet
curlcurl
rsyncrsync
jqjq

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