Is there a way to clone-install Cygwin?

Brent Epp
Tue Jan 21 02:55:00 GMT 2020

Fair enough.  I don't think I've encountered any scripts that modify the 
system in my use of cygwin, so I didn't think of it.  You're correct, 
"mostly portable" is more accurate.

On January 20, 2020 20:33:22 "Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] via 
cygwin" <> wrote:

>> Cygwin is totally portable!
> I wouldn't be so sure, as some package installation scripts do modify the 
> actual system, which is not contained within the Cygwin installation tree.
> But mostly it is indeed portable.
>> You can simply copy the installation folder
> If you think that didn't occur to me, then please read my original message 
> that said:
>> > I want to avoid to dumb-copy the entire C:\cygwin tree from one PC to another
> Thank you for your time, though.
> Anton
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