Updated: findutils-4.4.0-3

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Wed Aug 27 13:22:00 GMT 2008


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A new release of findutils, 4.4.0-3, is available for use with cygwin
1.5.x, replacing 4.4.0-1, and leaving 4.3.13-1 as the previous version.
(4.4.0-2 remains the only version usable with cygwin 1.7.0.)

NEWS:
=====
This is a minor patch release.  It applies the same cygwin-specific patch
as is used in 'df -T' to work around the poor output from getmntent in
cygwin 1.5.x (cygwin 1.7.0 does not have the problem).  This in turn makes
'find -fstype' and 'find -printf "%F"' able to distinguish remote drives,
so that updatedb can avoid remote file systems.

See also /usr/share/doc/findutils-4.4.0/.

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:
=======
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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