I moved all my personal tools off the hard drive and on to an SD card recently, for portability. [Cygwin][c], among those, is like a pocket swiss army knife that allows me to use powerful GNU command line tools on Windows. (For tasks ranging from simple things like merging pdf files, search, slice and dice text from across multiple files, managing passwords, to writing and executing calculation scripts.) This is how I set it up:
.\Downloads\setup-x86.exe --no-admin from Command Prompt.
- Select Install from Internet.
- Point the Root Directory to install:
E:\cygwin, and choose
- Point the Local Package Directory:
- Use Internet Explorer Proxy Settings.
- Select a mirror.