Eric Blake (cygwin)
Tue Jan 3 17:00:00 GMT 2017
A new release of m4, 1.4.18-1, will soon be available on your favorite
mirror, leaving 1.4.17-2 as previous.
This is a new upstream release. For the (minor) upstream changes, see
the documentation in /usr/share/doc/m4.
You must rebuild from source if you want the experimental changeword
feature enabled, as using it can slow down normal operation, and since
it will disappear from the eventual m4 2.0.
m4 is an implementation of the traditional Unix macro processor. It is
mostly SVR4 compatible although it has some extensions (for example,
handling more than 9 positional parameters to macros). GNU m4 also has
built-in functions for including files, running shell commands, doing
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
'm4' in the 'Interpreters' 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.
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