[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: fish-2.1.1-6

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epa.gov
Fri Feb 6 17:24:00 GMT 2015

The fish package has been updated in the Cygwin distribution.  This release has
a few Cygwin-only improvements:

* sudo function:  Alias for 'cygstart --action=runas', which runs a command as
Administrator after prompting for approval by UAC.  This is the Cygwin analog of
sudo in Linux.  For example,

    sudo net start sshd

A new window opens to run the command, then closes itself again, so you probably
won't have time to read any output.  You may like it better to open a root shell
with 'sudo fish' or 'sudo mintty', then run your commands there.

* iamroot function: True if the shell is running with Administrator rights, else
false.  For example,

    iamroot; and echo yes; or echo no

* fish_prompt function now correctly adjusts the prompt if fish is running with
Administrator rights.

fish is the friendly interactive shell. It's a Unix shell that focuses on
interactive use, discoverability, and user friendliness. The design goal of fish
is to give the user a rich set of powerful features in a way that is easy to
discover, remember, and use.

Home page: http://fishshell.com

Andrew E. Schulman


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.


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