Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

cygwin freaks me out

I now have vmware running on my office computer, complete with cygwin and sshd, so I can ssh in to Windows now from home or anywhere else. And I installed the .NET SDK, of course, so I can compile things remotely....

Now I can head back home. (my old win2k CD was here at the office...)

$ whoami

$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.0 bint 1.5.5(0.94/3/2) 2003-09-20 16:31 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin

$ ls -l /usr/bin/w*
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 25088 Sep 20 2002 /usr/bin/w.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 9728 Sep 20 2002 /usr/bin/watch.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 23552 Feb 19 2002 /usr/bin/wc.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 163840 Dec 17 2002 /usr/bin/wget.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 11776 Jul 21 05:19 /usr/bin/which.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 30720 Jul 23 22:14 /usr/bin/who.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 23040 Jul 23 22:14 /usr/bin/whoami.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 27136 Sep 21 17:27 /usr/bin/whois.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 482304 Sep 1 15:27 /usr/bin/windres.exe
lrwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 21 Dec 27 14:27 /usr/bin/wish.exe -> wish84.exe
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ Users 17920 Sep 1 20:54 /usr/bin/wish84.exe

$ which wget

$ wget --version | head -1
GNU Wget 1.8.2

Um, /usr/bin/wget doesn't exist, according to the ls above. I don't know what magic cygwin does to provide a Linux feel, but it freaks me out.

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