Updated: bash-3.1-5

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Mon Apr 17 18:34:00 GMT 2006


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A new release of bash, 3.1-5, is available, replacing 3.0-9 as the current
version.

NEWS:
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This is a new upstream release, and includes all 17 official upstream
patches to date.  It also contains various cygwin-specific patches to
speed up completion within the // file system, to behave correctly with
ACLs, and to behave correctly in the presence of windows-style drive
letter paths.  It also has a new cygwin-specific patch that forces
temporary files used by heredocs to be opened in binary mode, even if /tmp
is mistakenly mounted as textmode.  This release will work with
cygwin-1.5.19-4 or later.  A list of changes from the NEWS file appears
below; see also /usr/share/doc/bash-3.1/.

DESCRIPTION:
============
Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the
Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh).  It is intended to conform to the IEEE
POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard.  It offers functional
improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. In
addition, most sh scripts can be run by Bash without modification.

As of the bash 3.0 series, cygwin /bin/sh defaults to bash, not ash,
similar to Linux distributions.

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 'bash' in 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 bash maintainer

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