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Sun Feb 24 21:32:21 UTC 2008
You display the very reason why it is sub-optimal for Windows. It is
a Unix tool. It is a tool for people working in Unix land to use if
they happen to be using a Windows OS. Does it work? Yes. Is it a
Windows based tool? No.
The multiple learning curve of Unix shell environment on top of a new
RCS system including the overhead of installing yet more software on
your system and the attendant issues of that learning curve would be a
more then slight significant barrier to adoption.
My comment wasn't about what an uber elite experienced unix admin /
developer could do. It was about the fact that cygwin tools do not a
windows port make.
-powershell doesn't use bat files
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 8:41 AM, Earnie Boyd
<earnie at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Quoting Steven Peck <sepeck at gmail.com>:
> > Cygwin as a tool is sub-optimal even as a command line tool for
> > Windows. A Unix port of tools used only within an emulated
> > environment does not a supported platform make.
> I think 10's of 1000's would argue with you. Since March 2004 there
> have been ~700,000+/- downloads of MSYS-1.0.10.exe alone.
> > Oh, the new command line for windows is PowerShell.
> I try to stay away from the windows CLI preferring bash instead. As
> for GIT using Cygwin or MSYS they can write a shell command once and
> not have to port it to CMD .bat files so that it supports UNIX and
> WINDOWS at the same time. Less overhead in interoperability is the
> biggest benefits of Cygwin and MSYS even though it may be slightly
> Earnie -- http://for-my-kids.com/
> -- http://give-me-an-offer.com/
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