Cygwin is a Linux user’s best friend on Windows platforms. If you don’t want to learn
Windows PowerShell, you are good to go. Just stick with
bash and profit from your existing expertise even
Here are a few recommendations for Cygwin users.
chere -ito add an
Open BASH herecontext menu entry to your explorer’s context menus. It nicely integrates the graphical aspects of Windows with a UNIX-like command line. Also, it’s very convenient when you have to install additional Cygwin packages because each installation requires you to close everything Cygwin related, and the context menu often allows you to get right back where you left off in the filesystem.
cygpathis a standard Cygwin command line program. If you call non-Cygwin programs from a Cygwin shell, you sometimes need to convert Cygwin’s UNIX-like paths to Windows paths, ie.
cygpath -w ..