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Re: best way to re-install and keep cygwin configuration

If you do the old standard,

mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
mkgroup -l > /etc/group

will that take care of it, or would I need to delete what is in those directories now first?

The location of the cygwin directory will be the same. Is there a list of the windows registry entries for cygwin? I will not want to re-import the entire regisrry, so it would be nice to be able to make up a little batch file that would just insert the entries related to cygwin.


Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
On 7/12/2012 4:31 PM, Earnie Boyd wrote:
On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
While I would also tend to just copy off my current Cygwin install
and then
plop it back in when I finished the O/S reinstall, there will be things
like local user and group accounts in '/etc/passwd' and '/etc/group'
will need updating. A reinstall of Cygwin avoids some of these little
clean-up tasks that come from just copying over a previous installation.

Would one be able to re-execute the post install scripts to manage it?

Well, in the case of the '/etc/passwd' and '/etc/group' files, not entirely. will create these files but only if they don't exist already.

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