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* Double-click on the Cygwin icon on your desktop (if <pre>setup.exe</pre> put one there)
 
* Double-click on the Cygwin icon on your desktop (if <pre>setup.exe</pre> put one there)
 
* Find Cygwin in your Windows "Start" menu (under "All Programs")
 
* Find Cygwin in your Windows "Start" menu (under "All Programs")
* If necessary, you can use Windows Explorer to navigate the the Cygwin root directory (e.g., "My Computer" <s>> "Local Disk"</s>> "Cygwin") and double-click on <pre>cygwin.bat</pre>; or you can right-click on <pre>cygwin.bat</pre> and select "Send To" -> "Desktop" to make a shortcut for next time
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* If necessary, you can use Windows Explorer to navigate the the Cygwin root directory (e.g., "My Computer" <s>&gt; "Local Disk"</s>&gt; "Cygwin") and double-click on <pre>cygwin.bat</pre>; or you can right-click on <pre>cygwin.bat</pre> and select "Send To" -&gt; "Desktop" to make a shortcut for next time
  
 
== Using <pre>setup.exe</pre> ==
 
== Using <pre>setup.exe</pre> ==
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* Non-Cygwin files can be accessed with their full Windows path (starting with the drive letter) using "/" instead of "\"; if a path includes spaces, enclose it in double quotes (e.g., <pre>ls "C:/Program Files/SDCC"</pre>)
 
* Non-Cygwin files can be accessed with their full Windows path (starting with the drive letter) using "/" instead of "\"; if a path includes spaces, enclose it in double quotes (e.g., <pre>ls "C:/Program Files/SDCC"</pre>)
 
* The "C:" in a path should be replaced with "/cygdrive/c" when the ":" might cause a problem (e.g., <pre>PATH="$PATH:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/SDCC"</pre>)
 
* The "C:" in a path should be replaced with "/cygdrive/c" when the ":" might cause a problem (e.g., <pre>PATH="$PATH:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/SDCC"</pre>)
* To access Cygwin files from Windows, start by navigating to your Cygwin installation directory (e.g., "My Computer" <s>> "Local Disk(C:)"</s>> "cygwin" in a default installation)
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* To access Cygwin files from Windows, start by navigating to your Cygwin installation directory (e.g., "My Computer" <s>&gt; "Local Disk(C:)"</s>&gt; "cygwin" in a default installation)
 
* Executable files on Windows have names ending in <pre>.exe</pre> but you can reference them in Cygwin without the <pre>.exe</pre>; thus the <pre>ls</pre> command actually runs <pre>/bin/ls.exe</pre> and <pre>ls /bin/ls</pre> shows the file <pre>/bin/ls</pre> even though the file is actually named <pre>/bin/ls.exe</pre>
 
* Executable files on Windows have names ending in <pre>.exe</pre> but you can reference them in Cygwin without the <pre>.exe</pre>; thus the <pre>ls</pre> command actually runs <pre>/bin/ls.exe</pre> and <pre>ls /bin/ls</pre> shows the file <pre>/bin/ls</pre> even though the file is actually named <pre>/bin/ls.exe</pre>
  
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== Where to Find More Infomation on Using Cygwin ==
 
== Where to Find More Infomation on Using Cygwin ==
  
The best places to start are the Cygwin FAQ and User's Guide. Both are available at [http://www.cygwin.com], and they should also be installed on your machine (look under "Cygwin" in your "Start" -> "All Programs" menu). The User's Guide includes sections for Windows users who are new to Linux and Linux users who are new to Windows.
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The best places to start are the Cygwin FAQ and User's Guide. Both are available at [http://www.cygwin.com], and they should also be installed on your machine (look under "Cygwin" in your "Start" -&gt; "All Programs" menu). The User's Guide includes sections for Windows users who are new to Linux and Linux users who are new to Windows.

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