getopts....

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Jun 6 12:50:00 GMT 2001


On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 10:30:30PM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>David Starks-Browning schrieb am 2001-06-05, 10:39:
>
>> On Tuesday 5 Jun 01, Gerrit P. Haase writes:
>> > angelena.jasny@boq.com.au schrieb am 2001-06-05, 11:42:
>> > 
>> > > Hi,
>> > > I have read the FAQ - is there any chance of getting a full "sh" that includes
>> > 
>> > Wow, isn't this in the FAQ?
>> > 
>> > > getopts and other useful scripting mechanisms?
>> > 
>> > Yes, but you need to build it for yourself.
>> > Look at your favorite mirror for:
>> > ftp://your.mirror.here/..../cygwin/latest/common/common-src.tar.gz
>> > ftp://your.mirror.here/..../cygwin/latest/ash/ash-20010425-src.tar.gz
>> > 
>> > Unpack common in an empty dir, this will create a subdir 'src'.
>> > 
>> > $ cd src
>> > 
>> > unpack ash here.
>> > modify: ash/builtins.def to include: getoptscmd 	getopts
>> > instead of: getoptscmd -j	getopts
>> > ...
>> 
>> That part is not in the FAQ.  I was not aware of this possibility.  Is
>> it worth adding?
>
>Hmmm, i found two three references to that at google, and right now,
>after i'm missing getopts, the next one is asking. 
>
>There is a general hint at the FAQ, 'why is this feature missing...',
>in future there will be more and more interested people, was it the
>german ct-magazin which wants to spread 400000 copies of cygin over 
>europe? There will be some more newbies which know all the stuff from 
>unixes and they will ask, 'why is my script not working as on my *ix-box'.
>
>i think it would be not wrong to build this lonely feature (getopts) 
>in ash back again, why not? Windows is boring slow all the time, so
>it makes no big difference if it is in or not.

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