If you want to run Flink locally on a Windows machine you need to download and unpack the binary Flink distribution. After that you can either use the Windows Batch file (
.bat), or use Cygwin to run the Flink Jobmanager. If your operating system is Windows 10, you may try Windows Subsystem for Linux (for Windows 10) so that you can run Flink locally just like on other Unix-like operating systems.
To start Flink in from the Windows Command Line, open the command window, navigate to the
bin/ directory of Flink and run
bin folder of your Java Runtime Environment must be included in Window’s
%PATH% variable. Follow this guide to add Java to the
After that, you need to open a second terminal to run jobs using
With Cygwin you need to start the Cygwin Terminal, navigate to your Flink directory and run the
If you are installing Flink from the git repository and you are using the Windows git shell, Cygwin can produce a failure similar to this one:
This error occurs because git is automatically transforming UNIX line endings to Windows style line endings when running in Windows. The problem is that Cygwin can only deal with UNIX style line endings. The solution is to adjust the Cygwin settings to deal with the correct line endings by following these three steps:
Start a Cygwin shell.
Determine your home directory by entering
This will return a path under the Cygwin root path.
.bash_profilein the home directory and append the following: (If the file does not exist you will have to create it)
Save the file and open a new bash shell.