Windows Subsystem for Linux starts to compete with Cygwin?

Evgeny Grin
Thu Oct 27 15:32:00 GMT 2016

On 27.10.2016 16:22, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Evgeny Grin!
Privet, Андрей!

>> With latest Window Insider preview it's possible to run Linux command
>> from cmd, Windows commands from bash and even use input-output redirects!
>> Seems that WSL also automatically translate \r\n<->\n.
> Which will break a lot of tools not expecting this kind oh "help".

A lot of?
I don't know many... correction.. any GNU/Linux tools that works badly
with \n newlines.

>> Is Cygwin still better for something?
> Did they fixed the user mappings?

I don't know as I didn't have any problem with it.

>> I understand that WSL and Cygwin are completely different approaches,
>> but from user perspective both are kind of sets of GNU/Linux commands
>> and both are using some intermediate layer (cygwin1.dll or LXSS).
> WSL requires Windows 10. End of story.

Do you mean, that Windows itself is a problem?
Or version 10 of Windows is a problem? Anyway, all Windows users will
use Windows 10 (or successors) sooner or later.
So it's only the beginning of the story.

Best Wishes,

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