[TriLUG] cygwin reviews
william at trilug.org
Mon Oct 27 17:59:24 EDT 2008
When considering Cygwin, keep in mind that the specific utility you want
will have to run under Cygwin's environment. That means no standalone
rsync jobs (you'll have to force any Windows tasks to run rsync through
Cygwin, something I was unable to do when I attempted to get Apache to
start on system bootup).
You might also check the Cygwin archives.
On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Kevin Hunter wrote:
> At 5:42pm -0400 on Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Jason Watts wrote:
>> I am considering doing some rsync stuff between a few windows systems and
>> have heard about cygwin a few times. Does anyone on here use it and is
>> there any other/better recommended things to use? Just asking for opinions
>> before I start installing things on my PC's
> If it's *just* for rsync stuff, I might suggest to install piecemeal
> what you need:
> If you want other *nix tools and functionality, then consider cygwin.
> Cygwin's great (installing it right now, in fact), but it's not the
> solution to *every* problem.
> It's also one of those things that you'll need to use to get a feel for
> it. Don't be a PHB! :-)
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