Required packages during Cygwin installation for bioinformatics work
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Hi, many of us install Cygwin in our windows machine to have the Linux like feel. In default, many packages don't get installed when we install Cygwin. And, as a consequence, many simple commands don't work. For example, wget (https://superuser.com/questions/693284/wget-command-not-working-in-cygwin). Therefore, often many of us reinstall the Cygwin with required packages to make sure the most common commands required in bioinformatics work are working.

Can you make a list of packages we must have (i.e those do not come in default) to make sure we don't need to reinstall Cygwin time after time?

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Ditch cygwin and use the Windows Subsystem for Linux if you have a Windows machine you need to do bioinformatics work on. It works great.

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^ this

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3.3 years ago

Alternatively, you can install one remote Linux desktop/server with a GUI.

Then use mobaxterm to log into that server from a Windows machine and use the X-server integrated into mobaxterm for graphics.

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