Thursday, March 3, 2016

Run linux commands on microsoft windows with MSYS2

MSYS2 (Minimal SYStem 2) is based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software.
It has Arch Linux's Pacman as the package management system. So it is very easy to install new packages

link to download:

after install you can use pacman to install new packages,
first run the msys2 shell my go to start menu,etc..., so using shortcut alt+f2
- example install w3m, netcat, and nano
$ pacman -S w3m
$ pacman -S netcat
$ pacman -S nano

 - search packages on database
$ pacman -Ss python
$ pacman -Ss mc

screen shoot w3m

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