Package Installer for Cygwin [apt-cyg].
linux windows cygwin
After a longtime I was on my windows machine and had to make it feel more like my linux machine. So install the thing what everyone else does
Surpise my custom
.vimrc worked without any issues. Good !! had the bashrc update vimrc update, we are back to linux .. like :)
My custom linux environment - howto.
Then I realized there is no way to install package from cygwin terminal.
Then I found below script
apt-cyg which is really nice.
Package Installer - apt-cyg
apt-cyg is a simple script, copy below script to home directory on
Here is the link
Execute below command.
install apt-cyg /bin
Now we can use - Example use of
apt-cyg install nano apt-cyg install lynx
┌─[Zubair][AHMD-WRK-HORSE][~] └─▪ apt-cyg install lynx Installing lynx --2016-09-28 12:49:39-- http://cygwin.mirror.constant.com//x86_64/release/lynx/lynx-2.8.7-2.tar.bz2 Resolving cygwin.mirror.constant.com (cygwin.mirror.constant.com)... 188.8.131.52 Connecting to cygwin.mirror.constant.com (cygwin.mirror.constant.com)|184.108.40.206|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 1746879 (1.7M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: ‘lynx-2.8.7-2.tar.bz2’ lynx-2.8.7-2.tar.bz2 100%[==================================>] 1.67M 181KB/s in 12s 2016-09-28 12:49:52 (146 KB/s) - ‘lynx-2.8.7-2.tar.bz2’ saved [1746879/1746879] lynx-2.8.7-2.tar.bz2: OK Unpacking... Package lynx requires the following packages, installing: bash cygwin libiconv2 libintl8 libncursesw10 libopenssl100 zlib0 Package bash is already installed, skipping Package cygwin is already installed, skipping Package libiconv2 is already installed, skipping Package libintl8 is already installed, skipping Package libncursesw10 is already installed, skipping Package libopenssl100 is already installed, skipping Package zlib0 is already installed, skipping Running /etc/postinstall/lynx.sh Package lynx installed
Now we are good. !!!