[1.7] Updated: coreutils-7.0-1

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Tue Dec 16 03:53:00 GMT 2008

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For those people testing cygwin 1.7, a new release of coreutils, 7.0-1,
has been uploaded, replacing 6.12-2 as current.  6.10-2 remains current
for cygwin 1.5 users.

This is a new upstream release.  It is designated as a beta release
upstream, because it introduces quite a large set of changes, but appears
to work fine for most common uses (at any rate, a stable coreutils release
will probably occur prior to a stable cygwin 1.7 release).  There are two
new utilities: timeout and truncate.  This release also takes advantage of
the new d_type support to speed up several utilities; one notable
exception, unfortunately, is that the Linux patch to use d_type and inode
sorting to speed up rm from quadratic to linear on directories with a
large number of files did not apply to cygwin because of differences in
statfs.  If you encounter a regression, please report it here rather than

I've attached a list of changes since 6.10.  See also the upstream
documentation in /usr/share/doc/coreutils/.

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:

[ arch base64 basename cat chcon 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 mktemp mv nice nl nohup od paste
pathchk pinky pr printenv printf ptx pwd readlink rm rmdir runcon seq
sha1sum sha224sum sha256sum sha384sum sha512sum shred shuf sleep sort
split stat stty su sum sync tac tail tee test timeout touch tr true
truncate 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).

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 coreutils maintainer

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