Getting grunt to work with Cygwin and git on Windows is a bit difficult considering the cygwin package that is installed by git has an outdated version of node running on it (at least that was the case in Windows XP). There are several issues to work through:
- Cygwin by default installs an old version of node, this was only the case in my Windows XP machine.
- Open Cygwin shell
which nodetells you where the executable is
node --versiontells you if it's old
cdto the directory listed by
mv node.exe node.exe.bak
- download node from nodejs.org and install it
- Node installed through installer MIGHT not update PATH to point to correct version of node installed normally.