[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: zsh-4.3.12-1

Peter A. Castro doctor@fruitbat.org
Wed Aug 10 05:08:00 GMT 2011


An updated version of zsh (zsh-4.3.12-1) has been released and should be
at a mirror near you real soon.  This is an upstream release.

NOTICE:
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Version 4.3.12 has just been released.  It is mainly a bugfix release
with a few new features folded into it.  This is a prelude to the coming
5.0 series release (no ETA given).

I have noticed some strange cases where hangs sometimes happen with
subshells and file re-direction.  If you encounter these, please report
them with a test case.

As with the 4.3.11 release, this release of Zsh is built with FIFO and
Multi-byte/Unicode support enabled.  See the Announcement for 4.3.12 for
additional details.

NEWS:
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(From the release notes:)
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CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF ZSH
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Note also the list of incompatibilities in the README file.

Changes since 4.3.11
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The zsh/parameter module has a new readonly associative array
$usergroups whose keys are the names of system groups of which the
current user is a member and whose values are the corresponding
group identifiers.

The region_highlight array, which controls highlighting of the
command line from zle widgets, is now updated dynamically as
the command line is edited.

In POSIX emulation ("emulate sh") the shell is more accurate about
when it should or should not exit on errors.

The ${NAME:OFFSET:LENGTH} syntax now supports negative LENGTH, which
counts back from the end of the string.

The (g:opts:) flag in parameter expansion processes escape sequences like
the echo and print builtins.  opts can be any combination of o, e and c.
With e, acts like print rather than echo except for octal escapes which
are controlled separately by the o option.  With c, interpret control
sequences like "^X" as bindkey does.  Regardless of the opts, \c is not
interpreted.
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See ChangeLogs for full details.

ChangeLogs:
       http://www.fruitbat.org/Cygwin/zsh/ChangeLog-4.3.12

DESCRIPTION:
============
Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login
shell and as a shell script command processor.  Of the standard shells,
zsh most closely resembles `ksh' but includes many enhancements.  Zsh has
command line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable command
completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and
a host of other features.

UPDATE:
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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.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'zsh' in the
'Shell' category (you will have select it).

DOWNLOAD:
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Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

QUESTIONS:
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