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Welcome to the MSYS2 wiki

Welcome to the MSYS2 wiki

More documentation:

If you have any problems with the POSIX side of MSYS2 (e.g. ssh, home directories, user accounts, native symlinks, signal handling, ...), try to consult the Cygwin documentation first, as a lot of what's written there applies to MSYS2 as well.

There is also an excellent introduction from Matthieu Vachon describing MSYS2, the shells, pacman and other stuff in a less technical, more practical way.

Some pages on the Git for Windows wiki are relevant to MSYS2 as well.

There are various communication channels set up, including the #msys2 IRC channel on OFTC and the mailing list at

With thanks to:

... and all of the other Open Source software projects we build, package and distribute