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Downloads of v 2.4.1:


Last Update:

25 Jan 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.


cygwin linux admin


This is not the latest version of Cygwin available.

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2.4.1 | Updated: 25 Jan 2016



Downloads of v 2.4.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.

Cygwin 2.4.1

This is not the latest version of Cygwin available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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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="'2.4.1'" [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="'2.4.1'" 

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: '2.4.1'
    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  '2.4.1'

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

cChocoPackageInstaller cygwin
    Name     = "cygwin"
    Version  = "2.4.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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

package { 'cygwin':
  ensure   => '2.4.1',
  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.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Mar 2016.


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.


  • This package installs Cygwin to $PSScriptRoot\cygwin. If Cygwin is already installed, it uses the installation folder of the already installed Cygwin version.
  • 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 = 'https://cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe'
$url64 = 'https://cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

# Set the default install path to the package folder
$PSScriptRoot = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$cygRoot = Join-Path $PSScriptRoot 'cygwin'
$cygWinSetupFile = Join-Path $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 " +
  "-s http://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/ " +
  "--packages default"

# These install arguments are only appended to the silent args
# if Cygwin is installed for the first time, otherwise these
# values are already set.
$firstInstallArgs = $(
  "--root $cygRoot " +
  "--local-package-dir $cygPackages"

# Check if Cygwin is already installed
$alreadyInstalled = Test-Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Cygwin\setup'

if (!$alreadyInstalled) {
  $silentArgs = $silentArgs + ' ' + $firstInstallArgs

  Install-ChocolateyPath $cygRoot 'Machine'
  $env:Path = "$($env:Path);$cygRoot"

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

# Create .ignore files for exe files
Get-ChildItem -Path $cygRoot -Recurse | Where {
  $_.Extension -eq '.exe'} | % {
  New-Item $($_.FullName + '.ignore') -Force -ItemType file
# Suppress output of New-Item
} | Out-Null

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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).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Cygwin 3.5.1 31773 Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Approved
Cygwin 3.5.0 16419 Thursday, February 1, 2024 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.10 2978 Monday, January 29, 2024 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.9 68415 Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.8 12194 Thursday, August 17, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.7 37753 Friday, June 16, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.6 70141 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.3 36614 Monday, December 19, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.1 2482 Friday, December 16, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.6 81869 Monday, September 5, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 103153 Friday, April 8, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.4 47457 Monday, January 31, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.3 33863 Saturday, December 4, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.2 7307 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.1 23714 Friday, October 29, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.0 429 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.2.0 138609 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.7 22347 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.6 188730 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.5 47634 Monday, June 1, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.4 118234 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.2 61234 Saturday, December 21, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.1 3663 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.0 2863 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 58462 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.7 118839 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.6 20829 Saturday, April 6, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.5 6766 Sunday, March 31, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.4 12716 Saturday, March 16, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.3 6526 Sunday, March 10, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.1 13855 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.0 4176 Saturday, February 16, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 37495 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.11.2 19042 Saturday, November 10, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.11.0 48496 Friday, August 31, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.10.0 102153 Friday, February 2, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.9.0 56081 Thursday, September 7, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.2 22939 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.1 4474 Monday, July 3, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 11262 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.0 17601 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.7.0 21661 Sunday, February 12, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.6.1 14735 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 15216 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 3996 Friday, December 2, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.2 9292 Thursday, June 23, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.1 2036 Friday, April 22, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.0 2125 Monday, April 11, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.4.1 6546 Monday, January 25, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.4.0 1673 Saturday, January 16, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.3.1 3339 Saturday, December 12, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.3.0 6050 Monday, November 9, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.2.1 6825 Friday, August 21, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.2.0 2575 Monday, August 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.1.0 2230 Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.4 3345 Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1168 Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.3 663 Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 585 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 594 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.2 674 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.0 3215 Monday, April 27, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.35 4373 Friday, March 6, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.34 2942 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2926 Friday, January 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.33 2590 Thursday, November 13, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.32 4241 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.31 1150 Monday, August 11, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 7465 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.23 659 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Approved
Cygwin 994 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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