Easy Cygwin installation guide!
Cygwin is a Unix console container for windows. If you are used to work with Git-Bash (MinGW), it is way more powerful! The combination on Cygwin and ConEmu will provide you with a fast, easy tool to work, plus it support, screen splitting, tabs, keyboard shortcuts, and it can be personalized to fit your needs.
How to install Cygwin?
first, head over to http://cygwin.com/install.html and download the latest version of cygwin.
run it, and when you see this screen:
make sure to install
svn ! you will need it later to install
beside that, add packages you need, like
apt-cyg is a command line tool to install new software. much like
got to https://github.com/transcode-open/apt-cyg/ and follow the instructions.
to use it, open cygwin and type
apt-cyg install [your package name]
ConEmu is a console container for the Cygwin, it enables you to have tabs, shortcuts and what not! download and install it from here https://conemu.github.io/
Connecting ConEmu to Cygwin
to connect ConEmu to you Cygwin, go to settings (win+alt+p) > Startup > Tasks > and hit the
name the task
Cygwin and the in the commands box type
startup in the left menu, choose
specified named task and choose
Assigning a keyboard shortcut
I suggest assigning a keyboard shortcut to the console, it can be done in
Keys & Macro and my suggestion is to assign
Personalize your console
Here are some usefull links: