Cygwin User's Guide

Cygwin User's Guide

The user's guide for Cygwin, the popular GNU development tools and utilities for Windows NT and 9x.

Tag(s): GNU/Linux

Publication date: 31 Dec 2001

ISBN-10: n/a

ISBN-13: n/a

Paperback: n/a

Views: 17,593

Type: Book

Publisher: n/a

License: GNU General Public License

Post time: 21 Oct 2004 05:57:00

Cygwin User's Guide

Cygwin User's Guide The user's guide for Cygwin, the popular GNU development tools and utilities for Windows NT and 9x.
Tag(s): GNU/Linux
Publication date: 31 Dec 2001
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: n/a
Paperback: n/a
Views: 17,593
Document Type: Book
Publisher: n/a
License: GNU General Public License
Post time: 21 Oct 2004 05:57:00
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Copyright © Cygwin authors

Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this documentation provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of this documentation under the conditions for verbatim copying, provided that the entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a permission notice identical to this one.

Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this documentation into another language, under the above conditions for modified versions, except that this permission notice may be stated in a translation approved by the Free Software Foundation.

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This is the user's guide for Cygwin, the popular GNU development tools and utilities for Windows NT and 9x. They function through the use of the Cygwin library which provides the UNIX system calls and environment that these programs require.

Developers coming from a UNIX background will find a set of utilities they are already comfortable using, including a working UNIX shell. The compiler tools are the standard GNU compilers most people will have previously used under UNIX, only ported to the Windows host. Programmers wishing to port UNIX software to Windows NT or 9x will find that the Cygwin library provides an easy way to port many UNIX packages, with only minimal source code changes.

Developers coming from a Windows background will find a set of tools capable of writing console or GUI executables that rely on the Microsoft Win32 API. The linker and dlltool utility may be used to write Windows Dynamically Linked Libraries (DLLs). The resource compiler "windres" is also provided with the native Windows GNUPro tools. All tools may be used from the Microsoft command line prompt, with full support for normal Windows pathnames.
 




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