How to check cygwin version?

Thomas Wolff
Wed Jul 1 13:51:10 GMT 2020

Am 01.07.2020 um 15:36 schrieb Jeffrey Walton via Cygwin:
> I think the documentation leaves a lot to be desired... I'm trying to
> tell someone what version of Cygwin I am using.
> There's a FAQ item at
> It gives this
> useless advice:
The advice is correct and useful, if you read it.
>     To find the version of the Cygwin DLL installed, you can use uname
>     as on Linux or cygcheck. Refer to each command's --help output and
>     the Cygwin User's Guide for more information.
> OK, let's try it:
> $ cygcheck -v
> Usage: cygcheck [-v] [-h] PROGRAM
>         cygcheck -c [-d] [PACKAGE]
>         cygcheck -s [-r] [-v] [-h]
>         cygcheck -k
>         ...
> OK, -v is what we need:
> $ cygcheck -v cygwin
> cygcheck: could not find 'cygwin'
cygwin is a package, not a program, so cygcheck -c cygwin will help; 
also did you try uname?
> OK, another failure.
> RTFM does not work. Why the hell don't you just state how to check the
> god damn version?
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