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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.3.0-1
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 06:11:09 -0700
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.3.0-1
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- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
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A new release of findutils, 4.3.0-1, is available for experimental use.
This is a new development upstream release. It uses a new algorithm for
file traversal, and adds new features that might be withdrawn depending on
feedback received, so I am leaving the stable 4.2.27-2 as the current
version. Upstream news since 4.2.27 is attached.
The findutils package contains programs which will help you locate files
on your system. The find utility searches through a hierarchy of
directories looking for files which match a certain set of criteria (such
as a filename pattern). The xargs utility builds and executes command
lines from standard input arguments (usually lists of file names generated
by the find command). The locate utility scans a database of filenames
and displays matches. The updatedb utility builds the database for locate.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'findutils' from
the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin findutils maintainer
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* Major changes in release 4.3.0
The 4.3.x release series are currently 'development' releases. Please
test it, but think carefully before installing it in a production
system. New features in findutils-4.3.x are under development; they
may change or go away.
All changes up to and including findutils-4.2.27 are included in this
release. In addition the following changes are new in this release:
** Functional Changes
By default, find now uses the fts() function to search the file
system. The use of fts greatly increases find's ability to search
extremely deep directory hierarchites.
You can tell that the version of find you are using uses FTS, because
the output of "find --version" will include the word "FTS".
Currently two binaries for 'find' are built. The configure option
--without-fts can be used to select whether 'find' uses fts:
With fts Without fts
default configuration find oldfind
configure --with-fts find oldfind
configure --without-fts ftsfind find
New tests, -readable, -writable, -executable. These check that a file
can be read, written or executed respectively.
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