Eric Blake (cygwin)
Tue Sep 30 21:14:00 GMT 2014
A new release of diffutils, 3.3-2, has been uploaded and will soon reach
a mirror near you; leaving the previous version at 3.2-1 on 32-bit and
3.3-1 on 64-bit.
This represents the first build of diffutils by a new maintainer. The
32-bit version is a new upstream release from what was previously
available; and adds the use of libsigsegv for more graceful handling of
stack overflow failures. The 64-bit build is just a refresh to keep the
two builds in sync (libsigsegv has still not been ported to 64-bit; help
on that front would be appreciated).
Diffutils includes four utilities: diff, cmp, diff3, and sdiff. Diff
compares two files and shows the differences, line by line. The cmp
command shows the offset and line numbers where two files differ, or cmp
can show the characters that differ between the two files. The diff3
command shows the differences between three files. Diff3 can be used
when two people have made independent changes to a common original;
diff3 can produce a merged file that contains both sets of changes and
warnings about conflicts. The sdiff command can be used to merge two
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
'diffutils' in the 'Utils' 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.
volunteer cygwin diffutils package maintainer
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