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Downloads of v


Last Update:

03 Jun 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.


Cygwin linux


This is not the latest version of Cygwin available.

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.


Cygwin linux


This is not the latest version of Cygwin available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Cygwin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Cygwin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Cygwin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade cygwin -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade cygwin -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install cygwin
    name: cygwin
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'cygwin' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller cygwin
    Name     = "cygwin"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'cygwin':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Jun 2015.


Cygwin is a collection of tools which provide a Linux look and feel environment for Windows.

Cygwin is also a DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.

NOTE: For better functionality, it is recommended you install the cyg-get package. Use the cyg-get utility to add packages to your Cygwin installation.

$packageName = 'Cygwin'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = 'http://cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe'
$url64 = 'http://cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

$binRoot = Get-BinRoot
$cygRoot = join-path $binRoot 'cygwin'
$cygWinSetupFile = "$cygRoot\cygwinsetup.exe"
$cygPackages = join-path $cygRoot packages

if (!(Test-Path($cygRoot))) {
  [System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($cygRoot) | Out-Null  

Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $cygWinSetupFile $url $url64 

# https://cygwin.com/faq/faq.html#faq.setup.cli
$silentArgs = "--quiet-mode --root $cygRoot --local-package-dir $cygPackages -s http://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/ --packages default"

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $cygWinSetupFile -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

Install-ChocolateyPath $cygRoot

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Cygwin 3.4.10 2931 Monday, January 29, 2024 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.9 68174 Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.8 12181 Thursday, August 17, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.7 37741 Friday, June 16, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.6 70088 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.3 36582 Monday, December 19, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.1 2451 Friday, December 16, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.6 81785 Monday, September 5, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 103118 Friday, April 8, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.4 47382 Monday, January 31, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.3 33805 Saturday, December 4, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.2 7297 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.1 23593 Friday, October 29, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.0 419 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.2.0 138134 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.7 22329 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.6 188691 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.5 47618 Monday, June 1, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.4 118214 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.2 61220 Saturday, December 21, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.1 3646 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.0 2848 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 58441 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.7 118820 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.6 20814 Saturday, April 6, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.5 6748 Sunday, March 31, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.4 12695 Saturday, March 16, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.3 6508 Sunday, March 10, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.1 13842 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.0 4161 Saturday, February 16, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 37478 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.11.2 19021 Saturday, November 10, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.11.0 48472 Friday, August 31, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.10.0 102136 Friday, February 2, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.9.0 56062 Thursday, September 7, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.2 22926 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.1 4458 Monday, July 3, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 11247 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.0 17584 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.7.0 21644 Sunday, February 12, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.6.1 14714 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 15202 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 3979 Friday, December 2, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.2 9271 Thursday, June 23, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.1 2018 Friday, April 22, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.0 2111 Monday, April 11, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.4.1 6530 Monday, January 25, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.4.0 1658 Saturday, January 16, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.3.1 3328 Saturday, December 12, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.3.0 6035 Monday, November 9, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.2.1 6805 Friday, August 21, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.2.0 2560 Monday, August 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.1.0 2217 Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.4 3330 Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1155 Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.3 647 Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 570 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 578 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.2 656 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.0 3196 Monday, April 27, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.35 4356 Friday, March 6, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.34 2929 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2909 Friday, January 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.33 2576 Thursday, November 13, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.32 4229 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.31 1134 Monday, August 11, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 7444 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.23 641 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Approved
Cygwin 978 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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