Portable CygWin version for Windows?

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 10:32:13 GMT 2021

On 14.11.2021 08:37, Peter Steiner via Cygwin wrote:
> On webpage
> https://cygwin.com/
> I found only a CgyWin Installer to download.
> I prefer to put CygWin on an USB flash drive and run it on various 
> computers without leaving installation traces.
> Is there really no portable version to download?

correct. No one should install all the files

> What if I install it once one computer and copy all the files to my USB 
> flash drive?
> Are there any disadvantages?

The file permissions will be not correct.

What you can do is use the USB stick as location for the cache download
and install from the USB on the other computers.

> Peter


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