Cygwin and Win32 native support

Gregory Collins greg at
Mon Mar 10 21:38:58 CDT 2008

Steve Borho <steve at> writes:

> On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 20:36 +0100, Guido Ostkamp wrote:
>> Doesn't Mercurial support Cygwin?
> I'm not sure if there's an official answer to this question, but I'm
> not aware of any core maintainers that run Mercurial this way.  I've
> certainly seen it suggested that you run it natively, if at all
> possible.

Piping up to say that I run it this way, because on Windows I "live"
within cygwin/emacs and I've found in the past that native hg doesn't
play nice with the cygwin patch tools. I haven't experienced too many
problems with this.

Cygwin doesn't work around any difficulties with Windows filenames (aux,
con, colons, etc), and as Guido mentioned, you should encounter the same
difficulty on win32 native hg.


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