Mintty also adds a couple of items to the windowmenu, which can be accessed by clicking on the program icon or pressing Alt+Space. Both menus have anentry that leads to the options dialog for changing mintty’sconﬁguration. Mintty 1.1.3 2013-04-07 2. Mintty is a terminal program, which you start explicitly. The windows console (I guess you mean by this what you get on windows when you do a Windows+R key and then start the command cmd) is also explicitly started by you. What kind of switching do you need, if you can decide which one you want to run? – user1934428 Jul 27 at 9:56. Installing and Updating Cygwin Packages Installing and Updating Cygwin for 64-bit versions of Windows. Run setup-x8664.exe any time you want to update or install a Cygwin package for 64-bit windows. Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin, MSYS or Msys2, and derived projects, and for WSL. Mintty also adds a couple of items to the windowmenu, which can be accessed by clicking on the program icon or pressing Alt+Space. Both menus have anentry that leads to the options dialog for changing mintty’sconﬁguration. Mintty 1.1.3 2013-04-07 2.
Installing and Updating Cygwin for 64-bit versions of Windows
Run setup-x86_64.exe any time you want to update orinstall a Cygwin package for 64-bit windows. The signature for setup-x86_64.exe can be used to verify the validity ofthis binary.
Installing and Updating Cygwin for 32-bit versions of Windows
Run setup-x86.exe any time you want to update orinstall a Cygwin package for 32-bit windows. The signature for setup-x86.exe can be used to verify the validity ofthis binary.
Signing key transitionThe key used to sign setup binaries has been updated. During the transitionperiod, signatures are made using both old (676041BA) and new (1A698DE9E2E56300)public keys here.See thismail for more details.
General installation notes
When installing packages for the first time, the setup programdoes not install every package. Only the minimal base packagesfrom the Cygwin distribution are installed by default, which takes up about 100 MB.
Clicking on categories and packages in the setup program package installationscreen allows you to select what is installed or updated.
Individual packages like bash, gcc, less, etc.are released independently of the Cygwin DLL, so the Cygwin DLL version is notuseful as a general Cygwin release number. The setup programtracks the versions of all installed components and provides the mechanismfor installing or updating everything available from this site forCygwin.
Once you've installed your desired subset of the Cygwin distribution,the setup program will remember what you selected, so re-running itwill update your system with any new package releases.
On Windows Vista and later, the setup program will check bydefault if it runs with administrative privileges and, if not, will tryto elevate the process. If you want to avoid this behaviour and installunder an unprivileged account just for your own usage, runsetup with the --no-admin option.
Q: How do I add a package to my existing Cygwin installation?
A: Run the setup program and select the package you want to add.
Tip: if you don't want to also upgrade existing packages, select 'Keep' at thetop-right of the package chooser page.
Q: Is there a command-line installer?
A: Yes and no. The setup program understandscommand-linearguments which allow you to control its behavior and chooseindividual packages to install. While this provides some functionalitysimilar to such tools as apt-get or yum it is not asfull-featured as those package managers.
Q: Why not use apt, yum, myfavourite package manager, etc.?
A: The basic reason for not using a more full-featured package manager is thatsuch a program would need full access to all of Cygwin's POSIX functionality. Thatis, however, difficult to provide in a Cygwin-free environment, such as exists onfirst installation. Additionally, Windows does not easily allow overwriting ofin-use executables so installing a new version of the Cygwin DLL while a packagemanager is using the DLL is problematic.
Q: How do I install everything?
A: You do not want to do this! This will install an enormous number of packagesthat you will never use, including debuginfo and source for every package.
If you really must do this, clicking on the 'Default' label next to the'All' category to change it to 'Install' will mark every Cygwin package forinstallation. Be advised that this will download and install tens of gigabytesof files to your computer.
Q: How do I verify the signature of setup?
Q: What's the hash of setup?
A: See here
Q: How do I help improve setup?
A: See the setupproject page for more information.