How can I use HSI or HTAR under Cygwin in Windows?

Cygwin is a package of GNU and open source tools for providing Unix-like functionality on workstations running Microsoft Windows. With Cygwin installed, you can use HSI and HTAR from your Windows workstation to access your account on Indiana University's Scholarly Data Archive (SDA).

You can download and install Cygwin for 32- or 64-bit Windows from the Cygwin Mirror Sites page; for installation help, see the Cygwin Installation page.

For use on personal workstations, IU SDA users can download and install HSI (bundled with its companion program, HTAR) from the UITS Research Storage HSI page. Bundles are available for 32- and 64-bit Windows, OS X, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 6 and RHEL 7), and for 64-bit Ubuntu Linux.

Note:
To run HSI/HTAR under Cygwin, you must unblock the Windows firewall for HSI data transfer; see When using HSI to transfer files from or to the IU SDA, why do I get an "Error -1 on transfer" error? If you can't modify the firewall rules, use the firewall -on command in HSI (this setting lets HSI work on computers that restrict incoming network connections, but it also disables parallel data transfer, which may impact performance).

For help using HSI and HTAR, see:

If you need help or have questions, contact UITS Research Storage.

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