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Re: uninstall cygwin
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: f g <pseudotropeus75 at yahoo dot it>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:27:00 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: uninstall cygwin
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 30 Jun 2006, f g wrote:
> I would like to uninstall a Cygwin installation under
> Windows XP: to do this I follow the instruction in
> but I have several problems.
> Point 1) I type cygrunsrv -L at Cygwin prompt, but I get the message
> "bash: cygrunsrv: command not found". What does this mean? Is it safe to
> assume that I have non Cygiwn services running, and that I can pass to
> point 2?
Yes, that basically means that you have no way of running Cygwin services
(well, technically, some Cygwin programs, notably inetd, know how to
install themselves as a service, but cygrunsrv wouldn't've helped you find
them anyway). The FAQ could be clearer on this point.
> Point 2) What is the X11 server? How do I know if there are any Cygwin
> programs that might be running in the background, and in case there are
> some, how do I terminate them?
Use "ps -ef" to list all Cygwin processes (from all users). Again,
probably something for the FAQ.
> If I complete these points, there should be no problem with the
> following ones: basically, I just delete Cygwin directory from the hard
> disk. I didn't add Cygwin to system path, neither did I set CYGWIN
> environment variable, so unless the installer did it, I shouldn't need
> to do anything else. Thanks for your attention,
You'll also want to delete the registry key, as outlined in the above
instructions. Oh, and deleting the directory won't remove any shortcuts
created by the Cygwin installation packages (like those in the Start Menu
or on the desktop, or the associations created by the "chere" package), so
it's better to use setup.exe to uninstall everything first, *then* delete
the directory and the registry key.
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