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The following are utilities included in Cygwin base and cygwin packages to help integrate UNIX paradigms into Windows and vice-versa. They are stored in the Cygwin root and associated directories.

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mkpassd=== creates/updates /etc/passwd with all Windows accounts and SIDs on the system. Must be run every time users are added to Windows.

mkgroupEdit

creates/updates /etc/group with all Windows accounts and SIDs on the system. Must be run every time groups are added to Windows, or users are moved/added to Windows groups.

ssh-host-configEdit

Utility for installing SSHD as a Windows service, and setting it up to run under a privilege-separated Windows service account.

nfs-Edit

Utility to install and configure NFS server as a Windows service.

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