Command switches to remove categories of packages from an existing Cygwin installation

Keith Christian
Tue Nov 1 13:05:00 GMT 2016

On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM, Keith Christian
<> wrote:
> While I use a few X11 packages, I find that I don't need the KDE or
> GNOME categories.
> Are the command line switches to remove KDE and GNOME the following?
>   setup-x86.exe -c GNOME -c KDE
> Is there a setup-x86.exe switch to avoid downloading and installing
> GNOME and KDE categories so that a separate remove command is not
> necessary?
> I'd rather put this (e.g. setup-x86.exe -c GNOME -c KDE) in a batch
> file to avoid clicking around in the Cygwin Setup GUI to avoid
> installing or re-installing GNOME and KDE categories.
> Thanks in advance.

Any feedback on this question?  Would rather not destroy the Cygwin
install on my work computer if there is a problem with my SWAG at
removing GNOME and KDE categories.

Thanks in advance, again.


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