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I am using cygwin on Windows 10. I can't seem to find any package named xv while in the cygwin setup. How can I use xv on Windows using cygwin or otherwise.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not Unix & Linux specific, it would better fit at Super User. – phk May 23 '17 at 11:12
  • Cygwin is Unix, Gnu is Unix, UNIX is Unix, BSD is Unix, Linux is a kernel. Cygwin is a dll that emulates a Posix/Unix kernel. It is used to create a Gnu environment on Microsoft's Windows (we also have a tag for it). – ctrl-alt-delor May 23 '17 at 11:22
  • Try cygwin ports. – ridgy May 23 '17 at 12:54
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    Per unix.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/436/cygwin-on-topic this seems on-topic here (especially if the answer involves compiling it, just like you would on a real Unix) – derobert May 23 '17 at 20:34
  • @ridgy That'd make for the start of a good answer. Please consider posting it as an answer, instead of a comment. – derobert May 23 '17 at 20:34
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As XV is not provided you can try to compile it by yourself.

However as the code is a bit old, last version in 1994, there is no guarantee that it will easily build in modern systems like current Cygwin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xv_%28software%29

As there are several equivalent programs in cygwin, you can try one of them.

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I had installed XV on an older version of Cygwin-X like 5 years ago and xv would not come up on the startx windows. I would have to run the rxvt-native, and only then it would come up. On a newer computer with Windows 10, I installed Cygwin-X, but the rxvt-native is not available anymore (or not yet?) in the latest version of Cygwin-X. I wasn't able to have xv windows open up. So it seems, for now, xv can't work on Cygwin-X, at least not as it is. XV can still be obtained from John Bradley (just google xv john bradley) for a little fee and it will work on other unix-like OS, maybe with some tweaking because, as it has been mentioned, the software was written 24 years ago.

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    Please provide reference – user88036 Sep 13 '18 at 14:36

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