Install Cygwin without Admin Rights

Submitted by Dickens A S on Sun, 08/23/2020 - 10:23


Cygwin is an amazing POSIX based development environment which offers unix like environment with shared library options

But, when you try to install, it will ask for administrative privileges

This article helps command line based argument to install Cygwin without admin right

Type this below command to install Cygwin without admin rights

C:\cygwin64\install>setup-x86_64.exe --no-admin --download --no-desktop --no-shortcuts --verbose --root=c:\cygwin64

Assuming setup-x86_64.exe downloaded to c:\cygwin64\install the above command line argument --no-admin allows the setup initiate without Admin privileges.


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