How to install cowsay for Cygwin

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  1. Cygwin needs the bzip2 and tar utilities installed.

    1) Download the file from to the / root cygwin directory.

    2) Run the command “bzip2 -d cowsay-3.03-1.tar.bz2”. This will create the cowsay-3.03-1.tar file.

    3) Run the command “tar -xvf cowsay-3.03-1.tar”. This will extract the contents of the tar file (the usr directory) to the local directory and merge it with the existing /usr files.

    The cowsay and cowthink programs are now usable.


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