“Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows.” This means, you can use linux/unix commandline tools like
find on your Windows system. However, the default installation of Cygwin uses Windows’ default commandline terminal
cmd.exe, which is not really handy. Fortunately, there’s a solution to use PuTTY as Cygwin terminal.
- Download and install Cygwin. The setup will download all needed packages, so make sure you check what you need (my main reason to install Cygwin was to have a Git client on Windows)
- Download PuTTYcyg and extract the contents of the archive anywhere on you hard drive
Cygtermas connection type and enter
-(dash) as command. Enter a session name (e.g.
cygwin) in the text field below
Saved Sessionsand click on
- Create a shortcut to
putty.exe. Right click the shortcut, select
Propertiesand append the following string to the target field:
-load "cygwin". Of course you have to replace
cygwinwith the name of the session you saved in PuTTYcyg.
- Open the shortcut and you should directly get into your Cygwin shell