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Apache Accumulo for Developers by Guðmundur Jón Halldórsson

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Setting up Cygwin

Many examples in this book use Cygwin. Cygwin is a set of tools that provide a Linux flavor for Windows. It is very important to know that Cygwin isn't a way to run native Linux applications on Windows. Download Cygwin (32-bit) from http://cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe and run. Pick the following packages:

  • openssh: The OpenSSH server and its client programs
  • openssl: The OpenSSL base environment
  • wget: Utility to retrieve files from WWW via HTTP and FTP
  • python: Python language interpreter
  • nano: Enhanced clone of the Pico editor
  • vim: Vi IMproved—enhanced vi editor

After installing Cygwin, open up the Cygwin Terminal and try to run the command python, and then the command ssh to verify whether the setup has been executed correctly. The Cygwin ...

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