Setup Cygwin on Windows and Quick Preview

Install Cygwin in windows


  • Cygwin is like Unix environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows.
  • Click here to download Cygwin
  • Download the .exe file of Cygwin which is supported by your system like 32-bit or 64-bit.
  • Install packages ssh, inet packages in Cygwin.

Quick Preview of Cygwin

  • Most of the Linux/Unix commands will work with similar functionality.
  • The root file system in the Cygwin is C drive, in windows.
  • Cygwin is installed in your ‘C’ directory.
  • In Cygwin folder, the details of Cygwin is stored.
  • We can do passwordless login in Cygwin using ssh-keygen & ssh-copy-id username@hostname.