Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.2.27-1
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.
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.
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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