Cygwin IRC (Was: bash: loadable builtins)

Christopher Faylor
Tue Aug 7 15:04:00 GMT 2012

On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 08:42:53AM +0000, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
>Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>>As there was a question on this in IRC tonight ...
>I hadn't realized there was a Cygwin IRC channel.  A quick Google
>around found me <>,
>but I wouldn't have thought to do that without Yaakov's email.  Is it's
>existance something that would be worthy of wider publication, perhaps
>in the FAQ?

The Cygwin IRC channel only has a couple of knowledgeable people
populating it so I'm not going to widely advertise it as a potential way
to get support.  As it stands right now, unless you're lucky enough to
get help from Yaakov or Jon Turney, you are likely to be led down a
rabbit hole with helpful people suggesting helpful, nonsensical stuff.
So, making it official would likely lead to confusion.

If that changes, I'll certainly reconsider but I don't see any reason
to advertise YA way to get wrong advice about Cygwin.


(08/07/12 10:51:08) The topic for #cygwin is: This is not an official support channel.  If you really think you can get help here then: 1.  Read the FAQ at, 2.  Check the mailing list archives at, 3.  Ask a detailed question.  Please avoid the term "newbie".

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