Peter A. Castro
Mon Nov 2 07:13:00 GMT 2015
An updated version of zsh (zsh-5.1.1-1) has been released and should be
at a mirror near you real soon. This is an upstream release.
Version 5.1.1 has just been released for both 32-bit and 64-bit Cygwin.
(From the release notes: http://zsh.sourceforge.net/releases.html)
Changes between versions 5.1 and 5.1.1
o The ZLE variables YANK_ACTIVE, YANK_START and YANK_END have been added
and are useful for managing highlighting.
o The zsh-specific pattern match range tests have been supplemented with
[:INCOMPLETE:] and [:INVALID:] to help detect the state of partially
read multibyte character strings.
Changes between versions 5.0.8 and 5.1
The builtins declare, export, local, readonly and typeset now have
corresponding reserved words. When used in this form, the builtin syntax
is extended so that assignments following the reserved word are treated
similarly to assignments that appear at the start of the command line. For
local scalar=`echo one word` array=(several words)
creates a local "scalar" containing the text "one word" and an array
"array" containing the words "several" "words".
o The print builtin has new options -x and -X to expand tabs.
o Several new command completions and numerous updates to others.
o Options to "fc" to segregate internal and shared history.
o All emulations including "sh" use multibyte by default; several
repairs to multibyte handling.
o ZLE supports "bracketed paste" mode to avoid interpreting pasted
newlines as accept-line. Pastes can be highlighted for visibility and to
make it more obvious whether accept-line has occurred.
o Improved (though still not perfect) POSIX compatibility for getopts
builtin when POSIX_BUILTINS is set.
o New setopt APPEND_CREATE for POSIX-compatible NO_CLOBBER behavior.
o Completion of date values now displays in a calendar format when the
complist module is available. Controllable by zstyle.
o New parameter UNDO_LIMIT_NO for more control over ZLE undo repeat.
o Several repairs/improvements to the contributed narrow-to-region ZLE
o Many changes to child-process and signal handling to eliminate race
conditions and avoid deadlocks on descriptor and memory management.
o New builtin sysopen in zsh/system module for detailed control of file
See ChangeLogs for full details.
Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login
shell and as a shell script command processor. Of the standard shells,
zsh most closely resembles `ksh' but includes many enhancements. Zsh has
command line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable command
completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and
a host of other features.
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 'zsh' in the
'Shell' category (you will have select it).
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.
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--=> Peter A. Castro
Email: doctor at fruitbat dot org / Peter dot Castro at oracle dot com
"Cats are just autistic Dogs" -- Dr. Tony Attwood
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