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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-2
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 21:47:03 -0700
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-2
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
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A new release of bash, 3.1-2, is available for experimental use.
This is a minor patch update to the previous experimental bash-3.1-1. It
adds four new upstream patches (documentation updates, minimal features
compilation fix, local array parsing fix, and failed tilde expansion fix),
plus a patch to fix a regression from 3.0 where bash no longer behaved as
a login shell when started with argv beginning with '-'. A list of
changes from the NEWS file was attached to
http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2005-12/msg00039.html; see also
/usr/share/doc/bash-3.1/. I plan on making this version the current
version of bash in a couple of weeks if testing does not turn up any
Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the
Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE
POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard. It offers functional
improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. In
addition, most sh scripts can be run by Bash without modification.
As of the bash 3.0 series, cygwin /bin/sh defaults to bash, not ash,
similar to Linux distributions.
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 'bash' in the
'Base' category (it should already be selected). You will need to use the
"Exp" radio button to get this experimental version.
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 bash maintainer
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