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Re: Reliable old script loses data on new Cygwin installation

On Nov 14 08:22, Thomas Baker wrote:
> I would be grateful if someone could suggest a way to test
> this.  Would it make sense (and is it possible) to replace
> the Cygwin kernel or the "coreutils" package (because of
> "mv") with earlier versions and see if the script works then?

You should first create a minimal, self-contained script which allows to
reproduce the effect reliably on your machines.  A really minimal
script.  Self-contained.  So that everybody can run it to try to
reproduce the effect without relying on your environment.

Then you could try to change the versions of coreutils and gawk.  At no
point in this thread did you mention different Cygwin versions.  Are you
running 1.5.24 on all of them including your laptop?  If so, there's no
point in experimenting with different Cygwin DLLs.

If you found the difference, you could send the observation here
together with your really minimal, self-contained script, and a quick
description what to do to reproduce the effect and how it can be


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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