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Python bindings for Cygwin's C API

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Python and Cython wrappers for Cygwin’s C API.


pip install PyCygwin

Naturally, this is only installable in Cygwin-provided Python (i.e. where sys.platform == 'cygwin').


The initial version (v0.1) does not provide a complete cover for the API. It only supports three useful functions:

  • cygwin.cygpath – this provides a (partial) equivalent to the cygpath system utility, supporting the most useful functionality thereof (that is, converting Cygwin paths to native Windows paths and vice-versa).

  • cygwin.winpid_to_pid – converts the native Windows PID of a process to its PID in Cygwin (if it is a Cygwin process).

  • cygwin.pid_to_winpid – likewise, converts the PID of a Cygwin process to its native Windows PID.

Full API documentation can be found at

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