semi-automated installation and/or updates

Andrey Repin
Sun Aug 19 07:23:00 GMT 2012

Greetings, Tom Schutter!

> I have seen various scripts that do semi-automated installation and/or
> updates of Cygwin, but none seemed to have all of the features that I
> wanted.  So I wrote yet another batch file which can be found at:


There's a couple of errors in it. Also you can move configuration to an
external file and
CALL "%~dp0\conffile.bat"

Though, I suggest .cmd extension for batch files.

I'm actually surprized, that
>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system"
works, normally, you'd want to place redirects after the command.

if "%ERRORLEVEL%" EQU "0" goto :endif_check_admin

should be EQL, not EQU. Keep in mind that this comparison WILL fail, if
extended mode is disabled.
Fail-proof syntax:

References to _TEMPFILE MUST be quoted. You're referring to a filename,
which may contain spaces.

You SHOULD NOT run rebaseall manually, unless you really need to do so.

Andrey Repin ( 18.08.2012, <22:00>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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