How To Install Cygwin on Windows 7: Cygwin is a collection of tools which provide a Linux look and feel environment for Windows. It is very useful for them who wants a Linux environment on windows command prompt. Cygwin also provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment. One thing I want to tell you about cygwin is that it is the best project to learn basic Linux/Unix commands for beginners. So lets watch the procedure of installation in following steps.
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Install Cygwin on Windows 7
>> First of all download the cygwin project from www.cygwin.com
>> Then click on setup and follow the instruction given in that
While installation of setup it will ask for choosing download mirror so, select any one of them and proceed
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It will take few minutes to download the files,
>> After downloading all files just go to C drive (or the drive where your OS is installed) and there you will find a new folder named Cygwin.
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Now go to My computer Properties >> Advanced System setting and follow the below figures steps
In this step you have to create a variable path, So click on new option and fill the variable name as ” Path ” and variable value as ”C:/cygwin/bin/ ” ( It is according to your installation )
After Creating variable path it will look like below snap
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Now click on apply option and open the command prompt of windows and type ” ls ” (linux command for list directory)