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Doing so on Windows is a real pain since there isn't a straight forward make file for MinGW. It seemed mostly geared at Microsoft VC.
Just copy and paste the following text into a "makewin.cmd" file in the same directory as the source. A good place to get source for Windows is http://joncraton.org/blog/46#comment-14590181 (this also includes a binary for Netcat for Windows but the -e option is still turned on). I also have a build of Netcat that you can download here. In addition you can find other sites that provide mirrors at http://www.thaoh.net/Tools/Netcat/
You'll need MinGW with gcc version 3.4.5 (I used MinGW 5.1.4. Modify the paths in the batch script as needed and run it. You should get a nc.exe file if all went well.
@REM Build script to compile Netcat on WIN32 using MinGW @REM @REM Rodney Beede (http://www.rodneybeede.com) @REM @REM 2009-09-02 @REM @REM Tested with gcc 3.4.5 and MinGW version 5.1.4 SET COMPILER=c:\MinGW\bin\gcc.exe SET LIB_DIR=c:\MinGW\lib @REM not needed? SET COMPILE_OPTIONS=-c -DWIN32 -DNDEBUG -D_CONSOLE -DTELNET SET COMPILE_OPTIONS=-c del *.o del nc.exe "%COMPILER%" %COMPILE_OPTIONS% getopt.c "%COMPILER%" %COMPILE_OPTIONS% doexec.c "%COMPILER%" %COMPILE_OPTIONS% netcat.c @REM Note that the -l libraries MUST come at the very end or linking will fail "%COMPILER%" getopt.o doexec.o netcat.o --output nc.exe -Wl,-L"%LIB_DIR%",-lkernel32,-luser32,-lwinmm,-lws2_32