Brief Introduction and Background about Cygwin

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I wanted to know more about this software called "Cygwin" and would appreciate if you can give me a brief detail of what it can do and what are its uses. Can you also give me some online resources where I can read more about it? Thank you.

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Brief Introduction and Background about Cygwin



Dear friend

  • Cygwin is a Command line interface and UNIX like environment for Microsoft Windows.
  • Cygwin provides native integration of windows based application, data and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the UNIX like environment.
  • Thus, it is also possible to launch windows application from Cygwin environment and also you can use Cygwin application and tools on windows context.
  • Cygwin mainly consist of two part a dynamic link library (DLL) and API compatibility layer responsible to provide API functionality and extensive collection of software tools and application that provide looks and feel like of UNIX.
  • To get more information regarding how to install Cygwin you can search google “Cygwin Installation” and you can find more tutorial and introduction of Cygwin by searching for Cygwin Tutorial.

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