Updated: findutils-4.3.8-1

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Wed Jun 20 04:03:00 GMT 2007


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A new release of findutils, 4.3.8-1, is available for use, replacing
4.3.5-1.  4.2.27-1 remains the previous version.

NEWS:
=====
This is a new upstream release, fixing several issues as documented below,
including a security fix.  The release is marked beta upstream, but the
4.3 series has, in general, been enough of an improvement over the stable
4.2 series that I have focused on 4.3 releases as the primary cygwin release.

Although the news file mentions the partial addition of birthtime support,
it requires rebuilding from source against a cygwin snapshot to take
advantage of this feature, since birthtime will not be supported
officially until cygwin 1.7.0.

See also /usr/share/doc/findutils-4.3.8/.

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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