To achieve this, we use Cygwin – A Linux like environment for Windows. It contains several popular tools like gcc, g++, gmake, gdb, etc. Cygwin can be downloaded and installed from http://www.cygwin.com/.
Once the setup file is downloaded from the above mentioned site, it can be run as a normal .exe file. Cygwin supports three installation types -
- Online installation
- Downloading the installation files without actual installation
- Offline installation form a local directory