Putting package directory in c:\Cygwin

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sun Apr 29 00:47:00 GMT 2012

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 11:02:54PM +0000, Andy wrote:
>Putting the packages directly in c:\Cygwin is ill-advised because it shows up in
>the posix directory "/".  It pollutes the directory with millions of package
>folders.  But what if I create a folder c:\Cygwin\LocalPkgs and stick them in
>there?  From the 10,000 foot perspective, it certainly would be a lot more
>organized to have all cygwin stuff in one windows folder.

You can make a directory wherever you want.  There is no such thing as a
"Windows folder" compared to a "Cygwin folder".  They are all just
regular old Windows directories.

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