Tue Jan 17 13:11:00 GMT 2006
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A new release of findutils, 4.2.27-1, is available for use, replacing
This is a new, stable upstream release. This release was previously
available as a test version, but now that cygwin-1.5.19-2 is out, I have
moved it to current.
Upstream news since 4.2.25 is attached; see also
Upstream findutils-4.3.0 has also been released as an unstable development
version; I will be packaging that soon as an experimental 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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