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Include Cygwin in your PowerShell Environment (Vista)


Want to include your Cygwin environment in your Windows PowerShell on Vista?

Step 1.

Open PowerShell. Run:

set-executionpolicy RemoteSigned

Step 2.

Create a directory in your user profile:

mkdir c:\users\(profile)\Documents\WindowsPowerShell

Step 3.

Navigate to the above created directory, and create a new file called “Microsoft.Powershell_profile.ps1”

Step 4.

Edit the file in Notepad:

$env:path=$env:path+";C:\cygwin\bin"

Step 5.

Include any other paths if necessary, or include other scripts and add-ons as needed. Relaunch PowerShell and varify the changes. Trying running

c:\cygwin\cygwin.bat

or more simply

bash
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