best way to re-install and keep cygwin configuration

Earnie Boyd
Thu Jul 12 20:10:00 GMT 2012

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 2:08 PM, LMH wrote:
> I am getting ready to re-install XP and I would like to avoid having to
> completely redo my cygwin install. Is there a way to export the current
> settings (installed packages, etc) and then re-import it after re-install?
> I was thinking of just copying my cygwin_install directory that has
> setup.exe and the mirror folders and then reintroducing that to the new
> install, or just copying the entire cygwin root folder as well.
> Is there a prescribed method for this?

Barring a backup utility to restore it later, I would suggest a
straight copy to an external disk or perhaps burn it on a DVD.  Be
sure to export a copy of the registry so you can later import it.


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