Downloads of v 2.1.0:


Last Update:

15 Jul 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.


Cygwin linux


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2.1.0 | Updated: 15 Jul 2015



Downloads of v 2.1.0:


Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.


Cygwin linux

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Cygwin 2.1.0

This is not the latest version of Cygwin available.

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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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade cygwin -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure cygwin installed
    name: cygwin
    state: present
    version: 2.1.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'cygwin' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.1.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: cygwin,
    Version: 2.1.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller cygwin
   Name     = 'cygwin'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.1.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'cygwin':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.1.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install cygwin version="2.1.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 15 Jul 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 = ''
$url64 = ''
$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 

$silentArgs = "--quiet-mode --root $cygRoot --local-package-dir $cygPackages -s --packages default"

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

Install-ChocolateyPath $cygRoot

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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).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Cygwin 3.1.7 21922 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.6 187590 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.5 47454 Monday, June 1, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.4 117562 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.2 60930 Saturday, December 21, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.1 3508 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.0 2757 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 58307 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.7 118397 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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