Making Net releases of the Win32 tools and helping people on the Net out is not our primary job function, so some email will have to go unanswered. Full source code is available for all packages and tools.
Many thanks to everyone using the tools for their many contributions in the form of advice, bug reports, and code fixes. More information on using Cygwin Setup may be found at https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ If something doesn't work right for you, and it's not covered here or in the latest development snapshot at https://cygwin.com/snapshots/, then by all means report it to the mailing list.
You could do this non-interactively with the command line options --allow-unsupported-windows Allow old, unsupported Windows versions -a --arch architecture to install (x86_64 or x86) -C --categories Specify entire categories to install -o --delete-orphans remove orphaned packages -A --disable-buggy-antivirus Disable known or suspected buggy anti virus software packages during execution.
-D --download Download from internet -f --force-current select the current version for all packages -h --help print help -I --include-source Automatically include source download -i --ini-basename Use a different basename, e.g.
Cygwin allows easy porting of many Unix programs without the need for extensive changes to the source code.
This includes configuring and building most of the available GNU or BSD software, including the packages included with the Cygwin distribution themselves.
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.
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.
Cygwin is a distribution of popular GNU and other Open Source tools running on Microsoft Windows.
The core part is the Cygwin library which provides the POSIX system calls and environment these programs expect.
You can find documentation for the individual GNU tools typically as man pages or info pages as part of the Cygwin net distribution. Note that when we say "free" we mean freedom, not price.