[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.

              *** CYGWIN-ANNOUNCE UNSUBSCRIBE INFO ***

If you want to unsubscribe from the cygwin-announce mailing list, look
at the "List-Unsubscribe: " tag in the email header of this message.
Send email to the address specified there.  It will be in the format:

cygwin-announce-unsubscribe-you=yourdomain.com_at_cygwin.com

If you need more information on unsubscribing, start reading here: 

http://cygwin.com/lists.html#subscribe-unsubscribe

Please read *all* of the information on unsubscribing that is available
starting at this URL.

--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple



More information about the Cygwin mailing list