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AT&T KornShell93 officially available for Cygwin
- From: "Karsten Fleischer" <K dot Fleischer at omnium dot de>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: "'Glenn Fowler'" <gsf at research dot att dot com>,"'David Korn'" <dgk at research dot att dot com>
- Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 19:00:25 +0200
- Subject: AT&T KornShell93 officially available for Cygwin
- Organization: Omnium Software Engineering
the guys at AT&T Research Labs have finished the Cygwin port of their
AST libraries and tools collection.
As promised a long time ago, I will maintain the Cygwin port of ksh93
and probably the complete ast-open package later.
The Cygwin setup compatible ksh93 source and binary packages as well as
a setup.hint file are available at:
You can find a copy of the setup.hint file at the end of this message.
It has been automatically generated by the AT&T "package" command.
The astksh package has been build on the latest Cygwin release from the
official ast-open 2003-04-22 sources available at
The internal ksh93 version number for this release is "M 1993-12-28 o".
This version of ksh93 is statically linked and it comes with 35 common
UNIX tools compiled as builtins:
basename, cat, chgrp, chmod, chown, cmp, comm, cp, cut, date, dirname,
expr, fmt, fold, getconf, head, id, join, ln, logname, mkdir, mkfifo,
mv, paste, pathchk, rev, rm, rmdir, stty, tail, tee, tty, uname, uniq,
These builtins are not enabled by default, so that they won't interfere
with the standard Cygwin/GNU tools.
The file /usr/doc/Cygwin/astksh-20030422-1.README explains how to enable
these builtins and how to get at the man pages for them.
Bug reports, comments, suggestions etc. should be sent to
http://www.research.att.com/~gsf/download/mailgroup.html for details.
The AST developers, me and other ksh93 users will be there to help.
Of course, I will try to answer any questions that come up on the cygwin
and cygwin-apps lists.
Please verify the package for inclusion in the Cygwin distribution.
sdesc: "ksh and support libraries"
ldesc: "The AT&T Software Technology ast-ksh package from AT&T Labs
Research contains ksh and support libraries. This is the
minimal set of components needed to build ksh."