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Re: uninstall cygwin
Igor Peshansky wrote:
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
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.
Just to clarify, Igor's procedure won't remove the chere associations
that he mentioned.
If you don't recognise "chere", then you don't have any associations to
remove. If someone else set things up for you, run the following command
(before uninstalling cygwin) to identify any associations:
To remove the associations, run
chere -u -s <shell>
for each shell, where <shell> is the shell you installed
(cmd/ash/bash/tcsh/pdksh/zsh). That's from memory (and I don't uninstall
that often:), see man chere for accurate information.
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