OSError: Unsupported platform 'CYGWIN_NT-10.0-19044'

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@Shaw.ca
Wed Feb 22 15:56:42 GMT 2023

On 2023-02-21 13:52, Eliot Moss via Cygwin wrote:
> On 2/22/2023 7:03 AM, Jose Isaias Cabrera via Cygwin wrote:
>> On February 21, 2023 2:52 AM, Csaba Raduly  expressed:
>>> Because you're not on Windows. You're on Cygwin, which acts as a POSIX
>>> (Unix-like) system.
>> Wow! Thanks for that deep thought. :-) I knew that. :-) I have been using 
>> Cygwin since 1999 (sometimes more than others). I just thought that by now, 
>> Windows would have started playing nicer and had made enough changes to be 
>> friendlier to POSIX. Long story, but I need to use Cygwin for this. Thanks, 
>> though.

> Sorry - hard to know whether one is dealing with a "newbie" or not.

In Thunderbird, I sort by "Correspondents" and see he has been posting since at 
least 2019, you can also search "From, To, Cc, Bcc" or similar for the surname, 
and on the web e.g.


shows 1998 - earlier than even he remembers ;^>

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis              Calgary, Alberta, Canada

La perfection est atteinte                   Perfection is achieved
non pas lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à ajouter  not when there is no more to add
mais lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à retirer     but when there is no more to cut
                                 -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

More information about the Cygwin mailing list