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Re: missing awk.exe and gawk.exe in Cygwin download

Go to and search for "bin/gawk".
In short, gawk is in a separate package, and you probably haven't
downloaded it.  If you direct the users to download cygwin, you may also
want to give them a list of packages they need for your applications.

On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, Leonard Kannapell wrote:

> Cygwin users,
> An older download for Windows included awk.exe and gawk.exe in the
> cygwin/bin directory. I downloaded a recent version (1.3.12-2) that
> apparently doesn't include these files, so running the cygwin utility
> doesn't seem to work.
> Two questions:
> 1. Was this intentional or is it just a mistake on my behalf when
> downloading?
> 2. If it is intentional, where can I download awk.exe and gawk.exe (and
> other necessary files) to make cygwin functional?
> We direct users to your site to download Cygwin, and the users will
> likely be confused if the installation is incomplete. Thanks for your
> time.
> Len Kannapell

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