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Cygnus solutions was a company that provided commercial support for free software, they were founded in 1989 and merged with Redhat in 2000. The name was apparently a recursive acronmy for "Cygnus, your GNU Support". They were a major contributor to free software, but their most famous project was Cygwin. Cygwin is a posix compatibility layer for ...


The only setting that Cygwin setup is storing on the Register is the location of the various installations at Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Cygwin\Installations Usually the defaults are C:\cygwin (for the 32 bit version) C:\cygwin64 (for the 64 bit version) You can tell anyway Setup to use a different directory or disk, setting a different ...


The help provides an overview of all options. In your case you are looking for: $ ./setup-x86_64.exe --help | grep Root -R --root Root installation directory

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