I need binary file.

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Use the CYGWIN installer from

and select the make package from the Devel group during installation.

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    good thing is that installing doesn't seem to overwrite previous stuff you had. I have done a reinstallation and my files remained intact
    – Vass
    Apr 10, 2013 at 14:55
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    That installer is actually an installer-cum-updater. So you don't need to worry about loosing previous packages.
    – noob
    Dec 24, 2013 at 17:52

You can install it from the Cygwin setup.exe install program. When you get to the "Select Packages" screen, expand the "Devel" section, find the make package, and select the version you want by clicking the weird circle/arrow thing on that line until your desired version is shown.

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    More concise answer as compared to the other answer, +1! Jul 30, 2016 at 9:51

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