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What is cygwin1.dll?


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Windows Process Description:

The cygwin1.dll module is a Cygwin POSIX Emulation DLL from Red Hat belonging to Cygwin. Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows which consists of two parts, namely the DLL cygwin1.dll which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality and a collection of tools which provide Linux look and feel. The cygwin1.dll program includes a dynamic link library that serves as a Linux emulator and a collection of tools that provides the Linux-like development environment.

The cygwin1.dll file currently works with all recent, commercially released x86 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows, with the exception of Windows CE. GNU plus Cygnus plus Windows make up the cygwin.dll program.

Cygwin was developed by Cygnus Solutions to allow versions of Microsoft Windows to behave in ways familiar to Unix users. Programs supported by Cygwin work well on Windows NT. The cygwin1.dll file provides header files and libraries that make it possible to recompile or to port Unix applications for use on computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The cygwin1.dll program consists of a library that implements the POSIX system call API in terms of Win32 system calls, a GNU development tool chain allowing basic software development tasks, and a large number of application programs equivalent to those on the Unix system.

The cygwin1.dll program is used heavily for porting many popular pieces of software to the Windows platform. It is used to compile Mozilla Firefox, Sun Java and The module cygwin1.dll allows Unix/Linux applications to run under Windows. It is used by Unix/Linux developers to add support for Windows as well as migrate applications to it. The cygwin1.dll file runs Windows utilities on which there is no comparable Windows program.

Cygwin is an open source collection of tools that allows Unix or Linux applications to be compiled and run on a Windows operating system from within a Linux-like interface. This capability helps developers to migrate applications from Unix or Linux to Windows-based systems, and makes it easier to support their applications running on the Windows platform.

Author: Red Hat

Author URL: http://

Part Of: Cygwin

Memory Usage: High

Associated Applications: Mozilla Firefox, Sun Java and

Background DLL: No

Uses Network: No

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\ Program Files\ openssh\ bin\

DLL Version: 1.3.17

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