Monday, January 13, 2014

Msysgit makes GNU Bash available on Windows

Msysgit makes Bash available on windows. It is related to MinGW - Minimalist GNU for Windows, itself a fork of cygwin. The version I use on my system is msysgit. With this tool, some linux like command line operations can be run on windows.

"MSys is an environment for Windows offering a Unix-type shell and a Perl interpreter. Because many parts of Git are still not builtins programmed in C, but instead shell and Perl scripts, Git for Windows needs such an environment. Therefore we ship Git for Windows with a very minimal version of MSys."
Example of commands:
Compute md5sum
md5sum filename
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