Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 17th Dec 2008 19:43 UTC, submitted by weildish
General Unix IBM's primer to Cygwin. Cygwin is a UNIX-like environment for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Cygwin includes a real UNIX shell, a Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) emulation library, and thousands of UNIX utilities ported to Windows. Learn how to drop to Cygwin and use its UNIX-like command line to manipulate the system.
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Comment by joekiser
by joekiser on Thu 18th Dec 2008 04:11 UTC
joekiser
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2005-06-30

Nice article, it made me download and install Cygwin for the first time in years. I always felt that SFU was better integrated but unfortunately it won't be updated in the future.

By the way, for those of us who prefer tcsh, here is a quick lesson on replacing bash as the default shell:

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/~yap/prog/cygwin/FAQs.html#shell

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