Installing Cygwin

For extra documentation please check the cygwin homepage
  • download the cygwin installer
  • run the cygwin installer
  • select your download options and proxy
  • Package Selection: Click on "view" (top right corner)
  • Select the desired packages in the list view
  • let the installer download and install the packages
  • finish the installation procedure

A complete install is recommended, but the 250MB complete download is only useful until Gentoo compiles all "system" packages.

The cygwin path structure emulates a UNIX system with root directory where you installed cygwin. So /home/ is mapped to C:\Cygwin\home if you installed Cygwin to C:\Cygwin.
Windows driveletters are mapped to /cygdrive/, so C: is /cygdrive/c/

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