Couple of scripts to remove duplicate packages

Jonathan Arnold
Thu Jan 20 14:25:00 GMT 2005

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Alex wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a habit of keeping cygwin packages on my computer and updating
>> them from time to time using setup.exe. This saves me time when I need
>> to install on another computer.
>> This creates a problem of old versions of packages accumulating in my
>> download directory. I used to remove them by hand but that is a time
>> consuming process. Finally I wrote an awk script to help me deal with
>> the problem. And just for kicks I added a shell wrapper :).
>> Attached are the scripts. I hope they could be useful to someone else.
>> I am sure they can be improved but they have been useful to me as is.
> That's a nice attempt.  However, I can see that you're not aware of
> Michael Chase's (which does that and much, much more).
> Google for it.

It is here if you are interested:

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