Adrian Adrian - 2 months ago 29
Linux Question

which cygwin package to get `parallel` command?

Answer

Install gcc, make, autotools etc into cygwin, download the software and compile it yourself (natively, under windows, so you get a windows, native binary) as it doesn't seem to be offered by cygwin.

The README for the software has a section on windows:

= Minimal installation =

If you just need parallel and do not have 'make' installed (maybe the system is old or Microsoft Windows):

wget http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/parallel.git/plain/src/parallel
chmod 755 parallel
cp parallel sem
mv parallel sem dir-in-your-$PATH/bin/