I'd like to build a a library with Cygwin.

I've installed Cygwin on Windows 8.1 and added it to the windows's path.

I still get this error:

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Cygwin still want to start Windows' FIND command instead of the Unic version.

1 Answer 1


Check your $PATH. It should have Cygwin's /bin, etc., directories in the front. If it does not, fix it. If that does not help, check that you have actually installed the required package for the find command. It should be in the findutils package.

  • It's in the first place.
    – erbal
    Jan 17, 2015 at 19:51
  • @erbal: Updated.
    – wilx
    Jan 17, 2015 at 19:56
  • It's installed: $ cygcheck.exe find Found: C:\cygwin64\bin\find.exe
    – erbal
    Jan 17, 2015 at 20:08
  • @erbal: Your $PATH must be messed up. Please try to set it with export PATH=/bin:/cygdrive/c/Windows/system32.
    – wilx
    Jan 17, 2015 at 20:12
  • In this case I get the error: make command not found, unofortunately.
    – erbal
    Jan 17, 2015 at 20:19

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