How to install cowsay for Cygwin

Updated post here: https://codeyarns.github.io/tech/2013-07-26-how-to-install-cowsay-for-cygwin.html

4 thoughts on “How to install cowsay for Cygwin

  1. Cygwin needs the bzip2 and tar utilities installed.

    1) Download the file from https://storage.googleapis.com/google-code-archive-downloads/v2/code.google.com/bamanzi-misc/cowsay-3.03-1.tar.bz2 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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