How to run pdfedit in cygwin?

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Happy Sammy(Posted 2010) [#1]
Hi all,

I downloaded pdfedit zip file and installed cygwin.
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 2010) [#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:


Happy Sammy(Posted 2010) [#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 2010) [#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 2010) [#5]
I see. Brucey. Do you know how to run pdfedit in cygwin?