Where is iostat?

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Tue Apr 30 20:51:00 GMT 2002


I think David was pointing you to the FAQ so that you would find 
http://cygwin.com/packages/.  This is the way to find out what packages
are in Cygwin.  It's also the way to search the packages for strings of
interest, in this case, iostat.  Is this what you did?  I'm guessing not,
though I'm a bit surprised that you somehow missed it.  What threw you off?
Anyway, iostat only shows up in 1 package, cygwin-1.3.10-1-src.  This is 
not a tool but rather the source implementation from newlib (i.e. the 
Cygwin C library).  This should tell you that you can stop downloading 
packages and settle with the notion that iostat is not available in the 
current packages.


Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
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At 08:16 PM 4/30/2002, Peter Moulding wrote:
>Hello David,
>Neither page mentions iostat. Lots of programs are bundled in to
>packages where the package description mentions only a few or none of
>the enclosed programs.
>I found iostat listed in a Cygwin Web page a few days ago but did not
>bookmark the page. The page listed a directory structure that did not
>match anything in Cygwin and none of the path components matched package
>That leaves me with one entry on the Cygwin site that mentioned an
>iostat.h file but nothing in the download. Through trial and error, I
>currently have 182 Mb of Cygwin installed, over 12,000 files, but still
>no iostat. Surely there must be an easier way. There must be a file that
>lists the contents of packages.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Starks-Browning [mailto:starksb@ebi.ac.uk] 
>Sent: Tuesday, 30 April 2002 6:58 PM
>To: pmoulding@tedis.com.au
>Cc: cygwin@cygwin.com
>Subject: Where is iostat?
>On Tuesday 30 Apr 02, Peter Moulding writes:
> > I cannot find iostat and some other commands in Cygwin. How do you
> > out which package contains a command?
>Read the Cygwin FAQ entry "Which packages should I download?".  Or
>find "Package Listing" on the Cygwin home page.
>Not too hard, really.
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