cygwin SFTP utilities? and another question

Joshua Daniel Franklin
Tue Feb 15 03:14:00 GMT 2005

On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 22:58:06 +0000 (UTC), Christopher Thomas  wrote:
> Also, because of my lack of knowledge in this enviromnet, I have no idea what
> I can do with cygwin. I find traversing the realm os very hard as
> most of it is way over my head.
> Is there some "beginners" information that I can get on cygwin and what I can
> do with what I installed or what I can install. I followed the very basic
> installation instructions to achieve being able to use the SFTP server.

Cygwin is not really meant to be a teaching tool for Unix-like systems, so I can
see why you might find the website confusing. However, there are a lot of good 
tutorials about learning Unix out there. I would recommend searching the web
for "new to unix" or "unix tutorial" for the very basics with a couple caveats:

1. Ignore anything about logging in
2. Ignore anything about installing packages (you know how to use
setup.exe already)
2. Ignore most things about mounting filesystems (use 'mount --help' instead)

For more advanced topics, you might try getting some Oreilly books and trying
things out. Learn some python or perl. Build some simple packages from source.
Have fun!

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