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Re: Cut-down Cygwin on a USB Memory Stick?
Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, zzapper wrote:
Anyone investigated putting a cutdown version of CygWin onto a memory
stick (128MB or bigger).
What would you need the dlls vim,find,grep,ls etc??
zzapper (vim & cygwin & zsh)
Sure. Google for "Cygwin on CD". Some issues (mostly having to do with
the read-onlyness of CDs) won't come up with the memory stick, others will
(/etc/passwd contents, for example). As for what's needed, here's a
Step 1: Find all the programs you'd like to have, copy them to a directory
on your hard drive.
Step 2: Change to that directory and run "cygcheck *.exe".
Step 3: Copy all the non-Windows DLLs listed in Step 2 into the directory.
Step 4: Move the whole directory to the memory stick and rename it to "bin".
Another minor point which I found useful for USB keying is to look up
"upx"ing (available in cygwin, although the closed-source version gets
better compression) all of the executables and dlls. you can get some
fair reduction in space requirements and definatly if you use a USB 1.1
device you'll probably find a speed improvement too.
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