Apt-cyg, an apt-get like tool for Cygwin
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apt-cyg - fork from official project apt-cyg


apt-cyg is a command-line installer for Cygwin which cooperates with Cygwin Setup and uses the same repository. The syntax is similar to apt-get. Usage examples:

  • "apt-cyg install " to install packages
  • "apt-cyg remove " to remove packages
  • "apt-cyg update" to update setup.ini
  • "apt-cyg show" to show installed packages
  • "apt-cyg find <pattern(s)>" to find packages matching patterns
  • "apt-cyg describe <pattern(s)>" to describe packages matching patterns
  • "apt-cyg packageof " to locate parent packages

Quick start

apt-cyg is a simple script. Once you have a copy, make it executable:

cp apt-cyg /usr/bin/apt-cyg && chmod +x /usr/bin/apt-cyg

Optionally place apt-cyg in a bin/ folder on your path.

For easy use, alias it. And then use apt-cyg, for example:

alias aa="apt-cyg"

aa install nano


This project has been re-published on GitHub to make contributing easier. Feel free to fork and modify this script.

The Google Code project has a list of open issues.