Why do I need Cygwin for Yeoman?
Fri Jul 4 09:23:00 GMT 2014
On 07/04/14 11:01, Clare Sudbery wrote:
> I am currently working through a Yeoman tutorial (here:
Foreword: I don't even know what Yeoman is...
> The tutorial recommends using Cygwin as a command prompt ("Most of your
> interactions with Yeoman will be through the command line. Run commands
> in the Terminal app if youÂ’re on Mac, your shell in Linux, or Cygwin if
> you are on Windows.").
Their FAQs says it different: "On Windows, we use the command shell
(cmd.exe) or PowerShell.".
I would get sick fast of cmd.exe, but I never bothered trying PowerShell.
> I had never heard of Cygwin before, so I assumed it was just an enhanced
> command prompt.
No, it's not.
> I see from the home page that Cygwin is used to do Linus
> dev in a Windows environment.
Not even this.
> thought I may as well use whatever tools were being used in the Yeoman
As I said before, no one sane would use cmd.exe as its prompt.
Having a decent shell is often one of the reason I install Cygwin when I
forcibly have to use Windows.
> At the very end of the Cygwin download, my anti-virus software (Avast)
> blocked an infected file
> Do I actually NEED Cygwin to use Yeoman?
I don't think you need it, but (bearing in mind I don't even know
Yeoman) I think you want it.
> Can I just install a Cygwin command prompt and leave the rest?
> As far as I can tell, I just want a command prompt!
Then I think you should look elsewhere (N.B. I don't know where).
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