Set of GNU utilities packaged for Windows. Questions about msysgit should use [msysgit] instead.

MSYS (or Minimal System) is a set of UNIX tools built to run on the Windows operating system. It is published by the same developers behind the MinGW developer environment.

MSYS contains the following tools in its base set:

  • bash
  • bzip2
  • GNU's coreutils (cat, wc, etc.), diffutils (diff, patch), and findutils (find, xargs)
  • file
  • gawk
  • gettext
  • grep
  • gzip
  • less
  • make
  • sed
  • tar
  • xz
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