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MSVC++ compiler setup

How to setup the free MS Visual C++ compiler as the standard compiler for the cygwin BASH shell:


Necessary Downloads (top)

First download and install the following tools:

Changes in cygwin.bat (top)

To get the necessary environment settings in Cygwin, you have to change your cygwin.bat such that the system specific variable batch file is called. Check the $MSVS_HOME\VC\vcvarsall.bat for the correct file.

For instance using MSVS 9.0, add the vsvars32.bat call for a 32bit system:

@echo off

chdir C:\

rem --- Set MSVC environment variables using the system specific vsvarsXXX.bat file 
call "%VS90COMNTOOLS%\vsvars32.bat"

bash --rcfile C:\bashrc.ini -i

Created by Martin Raden, nee Mann, last updated in May, 2017.