Thu Sep 13 00:44:00 GMT 2007
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A new release of coreutils, 6.9-5, previously available as experimental,
is now promoted to current, replacing 6.9-4 and leaving 6.7-2 as previous.
This is a minor patch release. It attempts to add some case-insensitivity
smarts to mv, cp, and install. In other words, 'mv a A' should now cause
the file to be renamed, rather than reporting an error, if 'a' and 'A'
happen to be case-insensitive synonyms for the same file. I've tested
this with disk files, virtual files (such as /proc), and managed mounts,
but not with CYGWIN=check_case.
See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/coreutils-6.9/.
GNU coreutils provides a collection of commonly used utilities essential
to a standard POSIX environment. It comprises the former textutils,
sh-utils, and fileutils packages. The following executables are included:
[ base64 basename cat chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp csplit cut
date dd df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr factor false fmt
fold gkill groups head hostid hostname id install join link ln logname ls
md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mv nice nl nohup od paste pathchk pinky pr
printenv printf ptx pwd readlink rm rmdir seq sha1sum sha224sum sha256sum
sha384sum sha512sum shred shuf sleep sort split stat stty su sum sync tac
tail tee test touch tr true tsort tty uname unexpand uniq unlink users
vdir wc who whoami yes
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, then look for 'coreutils' in
the 'Base' category (it should already be selected). Since this is an
experimental release, you will need to use the 'Exp' radio button.
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 coreutils maintainer
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