Updated: coreutils-5.2.1-3

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Dec 23 12:34:00 GMT 2004


I have uploaded coreutils-5.2.1-3.

This package superseeds the packages fileutils, sh-utils and textutils.

Changes since 5.2.1-2:

- cp(1) always copies in binary mode.

- ln(1) can hardlink executables even if the .exe suffix is missing
  on the command line like this:

    $ ls -l foo*
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 corinna root 622235 Jul 26 21:01 foo.exe
    $ ln foo foo2
    $ ls -l foo*
    -rwxr-xr-x  2 corinna root 622235 Jul 26 21:01 foo.exe
    -rwxr-xr-x  2 corinna root 622235 Jul 26 21:01 foo2.exe

- mv(1) can rename executables even if the .exe suffix is missing
  on the command line like this:

    $ ls -l foo*
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 corinna root 622235 Jul 26 21:01 foo.exe
    $ mv foo foo2
    $ ls -l foo*
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 corinna root 622235 Jul 26 21:01 foo2.exe

Note that in all cases the .exe suffix is only appended to the destination
name, if it was necessary to append the .exe suffix to the source name, too.
This allows to copy/link/rename an executable so that the destination name
doesn't have a .exe suffix:

    $ ls -l foo*
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 corinna root 622235 Jul 26 21:01 foo.exe
    $ cp foo.exe foo2
    $ ls -l foo*
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 corinna root 622235 Jul 26 21:01 foo.exe
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 corinna root 622235 Jul 26 21:01 foo2

=========================================================================
Important note:

I'm releasing this package only because nobody else did so far and this
already took too long.  I'm not at all interested to stay coreutils
maintainer for a long time.  Along the same line, I'm not going to discuss
the way I packed this package.  If anybody dislikes the way this package
is packed, consider to take over maintainership.

If anybody wants to take over maintainership, (s)he's more than welcome.
=========================================================================


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.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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