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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: coreutils-5.93-3

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A new release of coreutils, 5.93-3, is available for use, replacing 5.93-2
as the current version.

I've moved a new test version of coreutils, 5.93-3, from experimental to
current.  This is a minor patch release from 5.93-2, in concert with a
release of base-files 3.7-1.  Improvements in this release:

md5sum(1) and sha1sum(1) now generate checksum output in binary mode, and
ignore \r in verify mode when reading (older) checksum files mistakenly
created in text mode.  This is so the \r is not treated as part of the

su(1) is now provided as a functional executable, rather than a no-op
script.  Be aware, however, that su does not quite work like it does on
Linux.  If you are on a Windows 9x machine, you have to use crypt to
install your encrypted password to /etc/passwd.  If you are on a Windows
NT class machine, you have to have sufficient privileges to change user
context, and su uses Windows notion of password protection (by default,
SYSTEM has enough privileges, but Administrators do not; see  You may be
better off using Windows RunAs, or cygwin sshd, for switching user context
in a predictable manner.

dircolors(1) now works around a limitation of tcsh, in that tcsh prints a
warning message when setting LS_COLORS to a value that includes codes
recognized by ls(1) but not the tcsh built-in ls-F.

This release provides /etc/DIR_COLORS, which used to be provided by
base-files.  This allows an easier tracking of the current behavior of
dircolors.  Everything should work if you upgrade to coreutils-5.93-3
and base-files to 3.7-1 in the same setup.exe invocation.  However, to
check that you have not lost /etc/defaults/etc/DIR_COLORS altogether,
which would then impact auto-updating of /etc/DIR_COLORS, you can run
"cygcheck -c coreutils base-files" to see if either package shows up as
Incomplete.  If this happened to you, and you want to restore auto-updates
of /etc/DIR_COLORS, then use two runs of setup.exe to reinstall the new
base-files first, then coreutils second.

GNU coreutils provides a collection of commonly used utilities essential
to a standard POSIX environment.  It comprises the former textutils,
sh-utils, and fileutils packages.  The following executables are included:

[ basename cat chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp csplit cut date dd
df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr factor false fmt fold
gkill groups head hostid hostname id install join link ln logname ls
md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mv nice nl nohup od paste pathchk pinky pr
printenv printf ptx pwd readlink rm rmdir seq sha1sum shred sleep sort
split stat stty su sum sync tac tail tee test touch tr true tsort tty
uname unexpand uniq unlink users vdir wc who whoami yes

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions, then look for 'coreutils' in
the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).

Note that downloads from (aka 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.

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Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin coreutils maintainer

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