[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygutils-1.2.6-1
Mon Feb 7 15:11:00 GMT 2005
The cygutils package has been updated to 1.2.6. This version removes
readlink.exe, which is now provided by the coreutils package. You may
need to reinstall coreutils after installing this update. Also, this
version makes some changes to the behavior of the conv program (and its
cognates d2u, u2d, dos2unix, and unix2dos). See below.
o Changes from version 1.2.5-1
- readlink.exe removed
- conv.exe (and cognates):
+ --safe <default> and --force <not default> options added
+ no longer assumes that input is already in destination format if
first encountered line ending happens to be in destinataion format.
Rather, all line endings are always converted to destination format
unless the file is binary (and --safe <default>).
+ binary files are detected by the presence of NULL bytes.
+ In --safe mode, if NULL bytes are detected in the input file,
output file is untouched. In --force mode, NULL bytes are treated
like any other character and are copied from input to output -- and
line endings ARE converted.
+ d2u turns both "\r\n" and "\r" into "\n"
+ u2d turns both "\n" and "\r" into "\r\n"
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. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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