Cygwin is a Unix-like environment for windows.
Below are notes on how to install and setup cygwin for access to group computers.
Download setup.exe from www.cygwin.com/install.html
You will want to download setupx86_64.exe if your system is 64-bit architecture, or setupx86.exe if your system is 32-bit architecture
- Run application from your local harddrive
Choose next on first screen
Select “Install from internet” ad click next
Enter preferred installation (Root) directory and click next
Enter a temportary installation directory and click next
Select “Direct Connection” and click next
Select a download site and click next. (Any site that you can connect to is fine. Some sites are more stable and/or faster than others. Try to pick one that works for you)
Change the “View” dropdown to “Category” and select the packages you want to install and click next.
Required packages you must install are:
- openssh (Net)
- unzip (Archive)
- zip (Archive)
- vim (Editors)
- nano (Editors)
- wget (Web)
- curl (Net)
- inetutils (Net)
- rsync (Net)
- diffutils (Utils)
- bash-completion (Shells)
- git (Devel)
- cygutils-x11 (X11)
- xterm (X11)
Make sure to use the search bar located towards the top of the window to find the packages. An example is shown below
Let the installation run. This may take a while.
Once the installation is complete, click “Finish” and Cygwin is ready for use.