Updated: bash-completion-1.3-1

Eric Blake (cygwin) eblake@redhat.com
Sat Feb 12 04:31:00 GMT 2011

A new release of bash-completion, 1.3-1, will soon be on a mirror near
you, leaving 1.2-1 as previous.

This is a new upstream release.  Changes since the prior release are
attached.  For more details, see /usr/share/doc/bash-completion/.

Note that installing this package automatically loads bash-completion
into memory when you start bash interactively; this can be a
time-consuming process, especially on Windows.  Patches are welcom to
help upstream bash-completion reach the goal of relying more on
on-demand completions, rather than the current approach of loading all
completions up front.  If the increased usability of the shell is not
worth the extra startup time for interactive shells, then consider
uninstalling this package.

bash-completion provides programmable completion enhancements to bash
TAB-completion.  Based on the command you type, hitting TAB later on in
the command line will perform completions on strings that make sense for
the context of the command, rather than blindly completing on filenames.

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-completion'
from the 'Shells' category.

Note that downloads from 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-completion maintainer

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