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Re: Fwd: md5sum using Cygwin in Windows

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 02:42:49PM -0700, Ben wrote:
>Removed my HTML to send this off...

It is not important for anyone to know this.

>The Ubuntu help says that if you download Cygwin (link:
>, you can follow the
>Linux directions. I'm using the Cygwin shell and it is not working. I
>downloaded the file to C. I type:
>cd C:\
>So far, so good. The (zippied) file ubutuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso is
>sitting in C:\. So I type:
>md5sum ubutuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso
>"No such file or directory."
>Ah well. Cygwin does not seem to be a very newbie-friendly
>application. "Help cd" offers one a starkly technical little
>paragraph. Incidentally, how does one even go to the Desktop directory
>(which lies at C:\Documents and Settings\Ben\Desktop for me) with
>Cygwin? Whenever you put in a space, Cygwin seems to reject it.

Hmm.  Just got a similar question on irc a while ago.

Cygwin doesn't use : or \.  Use:

cd "/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/Ben/Desktop"

And, btw, your "newbie-friendly" comment shows that you apparently have
no idea what Cygwin is and possibly have no idea what Linux is all
about.  The project is geared towards people who understand a UNIX(tm)
environment.  If that isn't you, then it's hard to see why you're
dabbling with Ubuntu.


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