Checking Cygwin version (FAQ Alert!)
Mon Feb 23 03:36:00 GMT 2004
On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 06:11:57PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Jeffrey J. Gray wrote:
> > > [snip]
> > > ... and I'm running .... hm, not sure how to check my Cygwin version,
> > > it's probably ~4 months old .... on WinXP.
> > Jeff,
> > Just like on any Unix system, "uname -srv" will return the kernel (in
> > Cygwin's case, cygwin1.dll) version. On Cygwin, you can also use
> > "cygcheck -srv" to get detailed information about your system (essential
> > for diagnosing Cygwin problems, see <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>), or
> > "cygcheck -cd" to just get the versions of all installed packages (or omit
> > the "-d" flag to also check them for integrity). If you post the output
> > of either "cygcheck -srv" or "cygcheck -cd", please *attach* it to your
> > message, rather than including it inline.
> Or, since all he wanted was the Cygwin version, just "uname -r" or
> "cygcheck -cd cygwin" would work fine. :)
> > P.S. I was surprised that this isn't in the FAQ. David, could you please
> > add this, under the heading "What version of Cygwin do I have?" or
> > something? Oh, and BTW, there's a "What version is this, anyway?" entry
> > that has nothing to do with this question, and is pretty confusing.
> Since David is still AWOL, I guess I've taken over FAQ maintainence too.
> I rewrote most of the "What version is this, anyway?" entry, removing
> all the references to the 'recent' (2000 April) switch to setup.exe,
> and noting the difference between Cygwin the package and Cygwin the system.
> You can read it at:
Looks good, thanks.
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