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MSYS Alternatives

MSYS is described as 'collection of GNU utilities such as bash, make, gawk and grep to allow building of applications and programs which depend on traditionally UNIX tools to be present' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are four alternatives to MSYS for Windows, BSD and Linux. The best alternative is Cygwin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MSYS are MinGW, MSYS2 and MinGW-w64.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

MSYS is a collection of GNU utilities such as bash, make, gawk and grep to allow building of applications and programs...

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    Cygwin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Shell
    • Windows
    31 alternatives to Cygwin 

    Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment.

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    1.  Command line interfaceCygwin either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Cygwin terminals running on Windows 7
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    MinGW

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    24 alternatives to MinGW 

    MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a complete Open Source programming toolset which is suitable for the development of native MS-Windows (x86) applications, which do not depend on any...

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    1.  PortableMinGW can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    MSYS2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    38 alternatives to MSYS2 

    MSYS2 is an independent rewrite of MSYS, based on modern Cygwin (POSIX compatibility layer) and MinGW-w64 with the aim of better interoperability with native Windows software.

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    1.  Command line interfaceMSYS2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Support for scriptingMSYS2 supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  4. MinGW-w64

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    10 alternatives to MinGW-w64 

    The project's goal is to deliver runtime, headers, and libs for developing 64 bit (x64), as well as 32 bit (x86), windows applications using gcc-4.4 or newer versions.

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    1.  PortableMinGW-w64 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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