I read about the Pipe Viewer (pv) Linux utility, and it sounds really useful. I use plenty of Linux tools on Windows, but this one doesn't seem to be part of the msysgit suite that I use.

How can I get a Windows binary of it?

  • I'm not certain if its a windows binary or if it's a cygwin compile job, but if you get no definite replies i'll ask the author for you on monday when i'm in work. – Sirex Nov 5 '11 at 22:07
  • Thanks @Sirex ! I actually sent him a message about it in his contact form, and didn't get a reply yet. – Ram Rachum Nov 6 '11 at 18:52
  • cygwin compile apparently. – Sirex Nov 7 '11 at 8:52

I have stumbled over this question today, as I am looking the same kind of tool for Windows. I didn't found one for Windows, but I found that answer from Stackoverflow, and the solution is just to use the one from Cygwin.

Here is the quote from there:

I finally made it work on Cygwin environment though that is not answer for the original post. "--disable-nls" does the trick.

./configure --disable-nls


make test

cp pv /usr/bin

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  • Why not make install? – ændrük Jul 18 '12 at 20:16

It is already available as a cygwin package for 32 and 64 bits.

Pipeviewer for Cygwin 32 bits:

https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-cat.cgi?file=x86%2Fpv%2Fpv-1.4.4-1&grep=pv.exe https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-cat.cgi?file=x86%2Fpv%2Fpv-1.4.12-1&grep=pv.exe

Pipeviewer for Cygwin 64 bits:


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