Thursday, June 30, 2011

Additional useful Cygwin packages to install

The base installation of Cygwin falls short of installing some useful packages I frequently use. Here is the list of additional packages I install.

aspell : provides a spell check
aspell-en : provides an English word list for the spell check
bash-completion : tab completes SSH login names for example
bc : calculator
bind-utils : dig, host
emacs : editor
keychain manages ssh-agent
ncurses : provides clear
nc : connect networks
openssh : provides SSH
ping: provides ping
procps : provides top
rsync : mirror files
rxvt : better terminal
unzip : unzip files
util-linux : provides getopt
vim : editor
wget : retrieve files from the Internet
zip : zip files

No comments: