Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.2.27-1

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Mon Dec 12 13:40:00 GMT 2005


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A new release of findutils, 4.2.27-1, is available for experimental use.

NEWS:
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This is a new stable upstream release.  This release depends on features
that are not in cygwin-1.5.18-1, but which are in snapshot 20051210 or
later.  Therefore, this release is marked test until cygwin 1.5.19-1 is
released; stick with the current findutils-4.2.25-2 if if you do not have
a new enough cygwin version.

Upstream news since 4.2.25 is attached.

Upstream findutils-4.3.0 has also been released as an unstable development
version; I will be packaging that as the next experimental cygwin release
once a new cygwin comes out and 4.2.27-1 becomes the current cygwin release.

DESCRIPTION:
============
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.

UPDATE:
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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).

DOWNLOAD:
=========
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:
http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

QUESTIONS:
==========
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

- --
Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin findutils maintainer

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