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- From: Andrew Schulman <schulman dot andrew at epamail dot epa dot gov>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 09:52:23 -0400
- Subject: automated cygwin install
I just had to reinstall Cygwin on a reimaged computer, and decided to finally tackle the automated
installation. I didn't find any recent posts on the topic, so here's my solution.
In a new installation, we have to write an (ugh) MSDOS CMD script, since bash isn't available. One
way around that would be to install just the base, then run a bash script, but I decided to bite the
bullet and write a CMD script that would do it all in one go.
Here's what mine looks like:
and so on. Two things to notice:
* The caret (^) character at the end of every line is CMD's line continuation character. (Maybe you
already knew that, but not being very experienced with CMD, I had to look around to find it out.)
* The list of package names is comma-delimited. This doesn't seem to be documented anywhere in the
setup help, but the --packages option expects a comma-delimited list of package names. If you
space-delimit them, only the first one will be installed and the rest will be ignored.
Nirvana. A one-click new Cygwin installation, with all of my favorite packages. I hope it's useful
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