How to check cygwin version?

Eric Lilja
Wed Jul 1 13:58:27 GMT 2020

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 3:38 PM 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:
>    To find the version of the Cygwin DLL installed, you can use uname
>    as on Linux

$ uname -r

This is what I always do

- Eric L

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