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Re: Newbie questions: missing packages / script writing

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 4:56 PM, wrote:
If you had read the list of available lists at, you would have found the correct list.
I did read that page (amongst my other research), but I guess I'm
missing something obvious - what list is aimed at cygwin "newbies"?


Adam Richardson
Carpe Diem

This brings up something that I've thought about for a while. Many newbie questions are really not about cygwin, but are really about using a package (in this thread, how does one script in bash). Might it be appropriate and useful to have a list for non-cygwin-specific questions about using packages provided by setup? (Or two lists, for X and non-X.) I know that I feel a part of the cygwin community and might ask questions on a list like that but not on a list with no cygwin connection. (Anyway, first I'd have to find the appropriate list.)

To me, newbie questions about particular non-Cygwin specific packages/tools
are more appropriately addressed to the source of those packages/tools.
Actually, I would say that questions of this type should first be researched
for the specific package/tool and then if no joy is found, ask the source
for help first unless the issue is Cygwin-specific.

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