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Re: replicating my cygwin install on a different machine

On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 02:29:16PM +0200, Nenad Antic (KI/EAB) wrote:
> [6/7/2007 12:26 AM] Jerome Fong wrote:
>> I was wondering if there was a way to save and duplicate my cygwin 
>> installation so I can replicate it on a different machine.  
> [snip]
> The following has worked for me over more than 6 computers since 99:
> Do
>    mount -m > cygwin_mount_points.bat
> Shut down all cygwin apps, including installed services. Archive the entire 
> cygwin directory with WinRAR (shareware, and so much better than any xZip, 
> will preserve symlinks).
> cd to the cygwin dir and save all ntfs file permissions using Pedelstal 
> Software's NTSEC suite (shareware and still available at 
>, more specifically using 
> saveacl.
>    saveacl -r -usepriv * cygwin_permissions.txt
> Use your text editor of preference and globally search and replace any user 
> names that have changed between the old and the new computer in 
> 'cygwin_permissions.txt'.
> Unpack the cygwin archive to your new location on the new computer.

That seems like a lot of work to go to when you could just use tar to create
the archive.  It will create files with the proper permissions.


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