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How to run pdfedit in cygwin?

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Happy Sammy(Posted 1+ years ago) #1
Hi all,


I downloaded pdfedit zip file and installed cygwin.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfedit/
http://www.cygwin.com/
1. Then I tried to unzip the zip file to a folder "pdfedit" and copied into c:\cygwin\usr\local and then type c:\cygwin\cygwin.bat
2. Inside the command prompt screen, I type "pdfedit". Nothing happened.


What is the proper procedure to run pdfedit? (I am new to cygwin.)

Thanks in advance


xlsior(Posted 1+ years ago) #2
Under Linux the current folder is NOT in the path, so if you wish to run a program from the current directory, put ./ in front of the filename:

./pdfedit


Happy Sammy(Posted 1+ years ago) #3
Thanks, xlsior.

However, I still don't get it.
How could I run pdfedit under windows xp? Is it only for linux?


Brucey(Posted 1+ years ago) #4
cygwin is a linux/unix "shell". It is a framework that allows some unixy applications to run on Windows - by making available various services on Windows, such as pthreads. The binary just thinks it is running in some kind of posix environment, rather than the truth that it is really on Windows.


Happy Sammy(Posted 1+ years ago) #5
I see. Brucey. Do you know how to run pdfedit in cygwin?