Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-3

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Fri Mar 3 13:44:00 GMT 2006

Hash: SHA1

A new release of bash, 3.1-3, is available for experimental use.

This is a minor patch update to the previous experimental bash-3.1-2.  It
adds six new upstream patches (readline autowrap, segfault with 4096 jobs,
sigint reaching background processes, terminal process group setting,
backslash interpretation inside backticks, single quote interpretation
inside double-quoted backticks), plus a patch to the postinstall scripts
to be more tolerant of rerunning when named *.done.  A list of
changes from the NEWS file was attached to
http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2005-12/msg00039.html; see also
/usr/share/doc/bash-3.1/.  I plan on making this version the current
version of bash in a couple of weeks if testing does not turn up any
severe problems (and if upstream patches slow down in frequency).

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.

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).  You will need to use the
"Exp" radio button to get this experimental version.

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.

- --
Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin bash maintainer

To unsubscribe to the cygwin-announce mailing list, look at the
"List-Unsubscribe: " tag in the email header of this message.  Send email
to the address specified there.  It will be in the format:


If you need more information on unsubscribing, start reading here:


Please read *all* of the information on unsubscribing that is available
starting at this URL.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.2.1 (Cygwin)
Comment: Public key at home.comcast.net/~ericblake/eblake.gpg
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org


More information about the Cygwin-announce mailing list