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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: findutils-4.3.13-1
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 22:05:56 -0700
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: findutils-4.3.13-1
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A new release of findutils, 4.3.13-1, is available for use, replacing
4.3.11-1, and leaving 4.3.10-1 as the previous version.
This is a new upstream release, fixing several issues as documented below.
The release is marked beta upstream, but the 4.3 series has, in general,
been enough of an improvement over the stable 4.2 series that I have
focused on 4.3 releases as the primary cygwin release.
Although the news file mentions the partial addition of birthtime support,
it requires rebuilding from source against a cygwin snapshot to take
advantage of this feature, since birthtime will not be supported
officially until cygwin 1.7.0. This release depends on fixes to cygwin
bugs that are only present in cygwin 1.5.25 or newer.
See also /usr/share/doc/findutils-4.3.13/.
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 4.3.13, 2008-02-14
** Bug Fixes
#22057: Actually rename the old locate database to the new one
atomically, instead of just claiming the rename is atomic in a
#22056: -Xtime tests are off by one second (e.g. rm -f x; touch x;
find x -mtime 0 should print x).
#21960: xargs should collect the exit status of child processes even if
the total count of unreaped children has not yet reached the maximum
** Documentation Fixes
Documented various useful techniques with invoking "sh -c" from
xargs in the Texinfo documentation.
Updated the German, Irish, Dutch, Polish and Vietnamese translations.
* Major changes in release 4.3.12, 2007-12-19
** Bug Fixes
#15384: Find misbehaves when parent directory is not readable.
** Documentation Fixes
More examples in the xargs manual page, including a portable analogue
for BSD's "xargs -o".
Updated translations: Polish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Vietnamese.
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