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Re: Fwd: md5sum using Cygwin in Windows
"The project is geared towards people who understand a UNIX(tm)
environment. If that isn't you, then it's hard to see why you're
dabbling with Ubuntu."
If I don't understand UNIX, then it's hard to see why I'm dabbling
with Ubuntu? Is that a mistype? Did you mean to say that it's easy to
see why I'm dabbling with Ubuntu, as it is generally thought to be a
newbie-friendly distro? Is there a more approachable way to understand
It's no wonder that Linux has roughly 1% desktop market share with
that sort of attitude. Unfortunately, Ubuntu doesn't even display
right on my laptop, so it'll be a while yet before I do understand
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Christopher Faylor
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 02:42:49PM -0700, Ben wrote:
>>Removed my HTML to send this off...
> It is not important for anyone to know this.
>>The Ubuntu help says that if you download Cygwin (link:
>>https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM), you can follow the
>>Linux directions. I'm using the Cygwin shell and it is not working. I
>>downloaded the file to C. I type:
>>So far, so good. The (zippied) file ubutuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso is
>>sitting in C:\. So I type:
>>"No such file or directory."
>>Ah well. Cygwin does not seem to be a very newbie-friendly
>>application. "Help cd" offers one a starkly technical little
>>paragraph. Incidentally, how does one even go to the Desktop directory
>>(which lies at C:\Documents and Settings\Ben\Desktop for me) with
>>Cygwin? Whenever you put in a space, Cygwin seems to reject it.
> Hmm. Just got a similar question on irc a while ago.
> Cygwin doesn't use : or \. Use:
> cd "/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/Ben/Desktop"
> And, btw, your "newbie-friendly" comment shows that you apparently have
> no idea what Cygwin is and possibly have no idea what Linux is all
> about. The project is geared towards people who understand a UNIX(tm)
> environment. If that isn't you, then it's hard to see why you're
> dabbling with Ubuntu.
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