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babun cygwin

Babun Windows Shell | Updated: 06 Jan 2018



Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • babun


babun cygwin

Babun Windows Shell

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To install Babun Windows Shell, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Babun Windows Shell, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Babun Windows Shell, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade babun -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade babun -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure babun installed
    name: babun
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'babun' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: babun,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller babun
   Name     = 'babun'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'babun':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install babun version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 May 2020.


Babun - a windows shell you will love.
Babun features the following: Pre-configured Cygwin with a lot of addons,
Silent command-line installer, no admin rights required,
pact - advanced package manager (like apt-get or yum),
xTerm-256 compatible console,
HTTP(s) proxying support,
Plugin-oriented architecture,
Pre-configured git and shell,
Integrated oh-my-zsh,
Auto update feature,
"Open Babun Here" context menu entry.

$babunpath = Join-Path $env:USERPROFILE ".babun"
$unzipPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

function ConfigureBabunToUseInternalHomeDir {
    Write-Host "Configuring Babun to use internal home directory..."

    $etcPath = Join-Path $babunpath "cygwin/etc"

    $etcProfile = Join-Path $etcPath "profile"
    $etcProfileReplaced = Join-Path $etcPath "profile_rep"

    (Get-Content $etcProfile -Raw).Replace('USER="$(/usr/bin/id -un)"', "USER=`"`$(/usr/bin/id -un)`"`n  HOME=`$(eval echo `"~`$USER`")") |
        Set-Content $etcProfileReplaced

     Move-Item -Force $etcProfileReplaced $etcProfile

     $etcZProfile = Join-Path $etcPath "zprofile"
     $etcZProfileReplaced = Join-Path $etcPath "zprofile_rep"

     (Get-Content $etcZProfile -Raw).Replace('USER="$(/usr/bin/id -un)"', "USER=`"`$(/usr/bin/id -un)`"`n  HOME=`$(eval echo `"~`$USER`")") |
         Set-Content $etcZProfileReplaced

      Move-Item -Force $etcZProfileReplaced $etcZProfile

      $zshrc = Join-Path $env:USERPROFILE ".zshrc"
      New-Item $zshrc -type file

function InstallBabun {
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName = 'babun'
        url = '';
        checksumType = 'sha256'
        checksum = '89C0A51EA1D995BE5B04B24CD795BA3EBA713B293B43991F0C87E29300429B14'
        unzipLocation = $unzipPath

    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

    $babunUnzippedPath = Join-Path $unzipPath "babun-1.2.0"
    $setupBat = Join-Path $babunUnzippedPath "install.bat"
    $setupBatUnattended = Join-Path $babunUnzippedPath "install-unattended.bat"

    Get-Content $setupBat |
        foreach-object {$_ -replace '"%BABUN_HOME%"\\babun.bat', 'rem -- should not run babun --' } |
        foreach-object {$_ -replace 'pause', 'rem -- should not pause --' } |
        Set-Content $setupBatUnattended

    if ($env:HOME) {
        # temporary disable HOME variable during installation because it is not supported by babun
        $homeEnvVar = $env:HOME
        $env:HOME = ""

    Write-Host "Executing installation script..."
    start-process $setupBatUnattended -Wait -WindowStyle Minimized

    if ($homeEnvVar) {
        $env:HOME = $homeEnvVar

function FixFilePermissions {
    $Acl = Get-Acl $env:APPDATA
    $babunFilesAndFolders = Get-ChildItem -Recurse $babunpath

    Set-Acl -Path $babunpath -AclObject $Acl
    foreach ($fileOrFolder in $babunFilesAndFolders) {
        try {
            Set-Acl -Path $fileOrFolder.FullName -AclObject $Acl
        } catch [System.Management.Automation.WildcardPatternException] {
            #ignore error on invalid filenames: [.exe and [.1.gz
            Write-Host "Skipped invalid file $fileOrFolder"

function BabunIsInstalled {
    return Test-Path $babunpath

if (BabunIsInstalled) {
    Write-Host "Babun is already installed! Skipping..."
} else {

    Write-Host "Fixing file permissions..."
$packageName = 'babun'
UnInstall-ChocolateyZipPackage packageName ''

$babunpath = Join-Path $env:USERPROFILE ".babun"
if (Test-Path $babunpath)
    $uninstallBat = Join-Path $babunpath "uninstall.bat"

    $command = "& {cd $babunpath; echo Y | `"$uninstallBat`"}"

    powershell -Command $command

    Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $babunpath

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Babun Windows Shell 492 Monday, December 11, 2017 Approved
Babun Windows Shell 1.2.0 8652 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Approved
Babun Windows Shell 1.0.1 346 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Approved

  • waits for installation process to finish
  • fixes files permissions after installation
  • forces babun HOME to internal .babun dir when HOME environment variable is set

This package has no dependencies.

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