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Cygwin Alternatives for Android

Cygwin is not available for Android but there are a few alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Termux, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Cygwin, but unfortunately only two of them are available for Android. If you can't find an alternative you can try to remove all filters.

Cygwin alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cygwin.
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  1. Termux icon

    Termux

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • zsh
    • Bash
    59 alternatives to Termux 

    Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

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    Some users think Termux is a great alternative to Cygwin, some don't.
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    Not even the same platform!

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    Because it's completely different

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    Great mobility and UNIX like environment.

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    A terminal emulator and Unix environment bringing powerful terminal access to your Android-powered devices. **Android is already an os based on linux kernel. Moreover Termux is for Android/Linux whereas, CygWin is for Windows. ** Inabilities due to supporting the same platform, Termux is not even an alternative to Cygwin.

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    BusyBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    7 alternatives to BusyBox 

    BusyBox is a single binary that provides several stripped-down Unix tools in a single executable. It runs in a variety of POSIX environments such as Linux, Android, FreeBSD and others. It was specifically created for embedded operating systems with very limited resources.

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    1.  Command line interfaceBusyBox either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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