Add Cygwin to Windows Terminal

How to add Cygwin to Windows Terminal?

Mit WSL bietet Windows inzwischen eine gute Unterstützung für Linux und Linux-Kommandozeilenprogramme. Under Windows 11, however, Hyper-V must be enabled for this, which unfortunately can cause problems with VirtualBox or Vmware. Therefore I have installed CygWin.

For the use I wanted to use this gladly in the Windows terminal.

Video tutorial

Windows Terminal settings

First we open the Windows Terminal settings.

Create new profile

Here we now add a new profile.

Profile settings

We give the profile a name. For the command line, the default path is:


The icon path is:


We can freely assign names.


Once we save the profile, we can access it.

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