• 201501.26

    Node.js and Cygwin: Unknown system errno 203

    A recent Cygwin upgrade left me ripping my hair out, because none of my npm or grunt commands would work. They spat out the error

    Unknown system errno 203

    Helpful, right?

    The fix

    In your Cygwin ~/.bash_profile file (create it and chmod 755 .bash_profile if it doesn't exist):

    export TMP=/tmp
    export TEMP=$TMP

    This did the trick for me. Special thanks to this github comment.