JP Vossen on 18 Dec 2008 14:04:17 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] The wonders of WinXP [Cygwin]

 > Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 10:11:29 -0500
 > From: Andrew Libby <>
 > Anyone know if it's possible to run Cygwin from a thumb
 > drive?  I imagine it is.  I find windows sanity crushing
 > unless I have cygwin installed.

Cygwin kind of bugs me, because it's not-quit-Unix but also 
not-quite-Windows.  Because Windows native is not usable to anyone 
familiar with the GNU Text Utils, I use the UNXUtils instead.  They are 
awesome, though limited to a subset of tools.  Windows native EXEs, not 
DLL mess like with Cygwin.

I still write a good number of batch files (yes, I said batch files) 
that heavily use UNXUtils and (Active)Perl one-liners.  Scary, ain't it!


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