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    hello everyone
    i have heard that cygwin is used to test linux installation on windows environment.
    but i want to know about its underlying structure and definition.
    Thanks
    Ahmed Bilal Jan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilal_jan View Post
    hello everyone
    i have heard that cygwin is used to test linux installation on windows environment.
    but i want to know about its underlying structure and definition.
    Thanks
    Ahmed Bilal Jan.
    Cygwin is a set of GNU tools that were compiled to run on Microsoft Windows. They are not Linux files, but they can simulate a Linux command-line environment because the tools available are the same ones available in Linux.

    Cygwin is essentially a Windows-compiled version of the BASH shell with a set of Windows-compiled GNU utilities. It is not useful for testing Linux distributions, since it cannot load an operating system. It is useful however in teaching a Microsoft Windows user how to navigate in a Linux command-line environment.
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