Is there a tool for viewing all cygwin/GNU Software submissions

Warren Young
Wed Nov 26 00:12:00 GMT 2014

On Nov 25, 2014, at 3:49 PM, Arthur Schwarz <> wrote:

> What I would like to see for executables is a setup-like tool to pretty
> print information on all available software without going through setup.
> Where a library is included, I would like to see something about the
> routines included in the library. 

So you want, what, MSDN for Cygwin?

Not going to happen.  MSDN documents everything in Windows because it all comes from one place.  Cygwin may appear to you to come from one place, but only because all of its contributors go out and grab things from all over the net and push them into the Cygwin repositories.

You’re not going to get a single documentation source for Cygwin for the same reason you don’t get a single documentation source for all software on the planet.

> So, anything there or anything I can do (to make it 'there’).

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