Keith Thompson k 25 The page you link to is exactly it, so I'm not sure why it wouldn't be working for you. This document has been written for users who need to be able to run graphical Unix Applications from machines other then the Unix terminals in the departmental lab or remotely from home using Windows System. Continue with the following instructions to install and configure the environment for X11 usage.
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Working with Directories When you start a Cygwin Console, you are automatically sent cgwin your Cygwin home directory - which usually corresponds to your Windows username.
All Windows users on your system should have a home directory with a Windows path of:. Join Stack Overflow to learn, share knowledge, and build your career.
Sounds like you didn't download the zip package when you did the "Download without installing" step.
This is where the cygwin installer is going to put a folder that has a long, ugly name. In addition to the ordinary "run-once" post-install scripts described above, the setup program supports "perpetual" post-install scripts.
The search page returns "zip", but typing "zip" in the cygwin-setup search window shows "bzip2" and "gzip" only, no "zip". So you just pass in any archive to it and it figures out what needs to be done with it.
cygwinn I tested this with my own installation of Cygwin on Windows 8. All Windows users on your system should have a home directory with a Windows path of: My cygwin still pretends there's no zip at all: Skip to main content. I downvoted your answer because the question is about how to deal with zip archives not tar files. An alternative to these costly applications it to use a specially compiled XFree86 that will run in a Windows environment.
In addition, this is probably better suited for superuser since it's not programming related. I personally only ever use the zip -r9 archive. Archive--get zip and cyywin Devel--change to Install Editors--get what you're familiar with.
Let's say I create a file called rile. See this mailing list post for more discussion and current limitations. The Matlab interface requires that Matlab be installed on the local machine. BSD Tar can also do this bsdtar acf bravo. When you start a Cygwin Console, you are automatically sent to your Cygwin home directory - which usually corresponds to your Windows username. Use the upstream's version plus a release suffix i.
If you want to use the same compression algorithm with your tarballs, use the -J switch with tar: Bind that to a and creating an archive becomes tile arc. In this example my home directory is called sip Sign up using Email and Password. Generally, this will contain the original source tar file, exactly as downloaded from the original upstream, any needed patch files, and a cygport script that drives the packaging process.
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There are compatibility issues with the Windows Vista System. What happens if you try a different one? I should perhaps append this answer with atoolit's a nice little tool that makes using many different compressors more comfortable. Cygein can get further details on any commands in Cygwin by using the 'info' or fiel 'man' command. Choose a download site that is nearby. I work in a lot of different places on a lot of different servers.