What is my version of cygwin?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Cygwin is a *nix-like interface for windows.  Like all applications, it has versions and sometimes that can be an issue.

There is the command:

cygcheck -srv

But, there is a great deal of information so you would have to use grep to get what you need.

A quick and simple approach would be the old trusty “uname” command.

$ uname -srv
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 1.8.3(0.237/5/3) 2011-03-30 12:12

$ uname -r

Now if only I could convince some people you don’t have to stay at a version forever. 😉




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