How to install Cygwin on Windows 11
Part of the series on Tape Data Storage we show how to install Cygwin on Windows 11 it is also the same to install on Windows 10. Cygwin allows direct access to block devices on windows using GNU utilities as found in Linux such as DD, Tar, CPIO, cat. We will use this later in the series to read and write to tapes.
The command to view the device names in windows and Cygwin is
for F in /dev/s* ; do echo "$F $(cygpath -w $F)" ; done