cygwin provides a Unix/Linux-like environment under Microsoft Windows OSes.

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Starting and stopping Mongrel service over SSH on Windows Server 2003

I have a Rails app running under mongrel as a windows service on a Windows Server 2003 installation. I'd like to automate deploying new versions of the app from my Ubuntu dev server. Cygwin is ...
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How can I use cygwin without wasting HD space?

I love using Cygwin, but I hate all of the extra disk space it seems to use caching stuff I don't need. What can I delete to keep my installation footprint as small as possible? On a related note, ...