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Not unrarely I'll want to isntall a new package in cygwin. When I launch the installer, I have to go through a few screens where I specify the mirror host, the download directory, and all that. Is there a way just to skip all that preliminary stuff, and go straight to the package selection screen?

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Yep:

setup -M

A shortcut is a convenient way to invoke setup.exe like that: just add the -M to the shortcut target. Also see setup --help for more command line options. You might be interested in the -P option for specifying the packages to install on the command line.

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This isn't listed in the switched in the FAQ: cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.setup.cli Anyway setup doesn't launch when I try to the -M switch. – user13743 Dec 7 '10 at 19:16
    
Are you using a recent version of setup? – ak2 Dec 7 '10 at 20:11

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