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Cygwin is a Unix emulation package that runs on Windows. You can obtain the software from

Once installed, the bash shell will open with your directory at /home/{user} . The windows C: directory will be hard to guess where it is. To overcome this initial problem follow these steps:

$cd /
$mkdir c
$mount c: /c

Now you can access your C drive by

$cd /c

Running programs may need you to fix the PATH variable early on, with the following command to include current directory in search path:
$export PATH=".:"`printenv PATH`

Files in cygwin system are detailed separately under cygwin files

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