Using Windows libraries from Ubuntu / Linux on Windows

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    Using Windows libraries from Ubuntu / Linux on Windows

    I recently brought up Linux on Windows. I chose the Ubuntu distribution. It works well. Really well. Really fast.

    I'd like to write and build C-language programs in Linux, much the same as I did with Cygwin for many years. But I don't see the Windows header files and libraries needed for making calls to Windows core functions.

    This can be done in Visual Studio. But I don't have Visual Studio. I can't afford Visual Studio. I don't have time to learn Visual Studio.

    I just want use make, cc, and ld to compile and link some simple C-language programs.
    Programs that just happen to make calls to Windows libraries, such as GetFileAttributes( ).
    Is there a way?
    Last edited by margrave55; 16 Nov 2019 at 06:00.
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