Eric Blake (cygwin)
Fri Oct 28 14:20:00 GMT 2011
An updated package, coreutils-8.14-1 release has been uploaded and will
soon reach a mirror near you, leaving coreutils 8.10-1 as previous.
This is a new upstream release, with upstream details listed below. It
also includes fixes for the cygwin-specific 'stat --append-exe', better
handling of automatic .exe magic if both 'foo' and 'foo.exe' exist in
the same directory (normal use of cygwin cannot create this situation,
but external windows tools can), and resolves a regression from
coreutils 7.x days where 'rm -r' would fail to remove directories on
some (less-than-stellar) file systems.
If you encounter a regression, please report it here rather than
upstream. See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/coreutils/.
Help in porting the stdbuf utility to cygwin would be appreciated.
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
nproc 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, and look for
'coreutils' in the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).
Note that downloads from sourceware.org (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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