How to check cygwin version?
Wed Jul 1 13:36:47 GMT 2020
I think the documentation leaves a lot to be desired... I'm trying to
tell someone what version of Cygwin I am using.
There's a FAQ item at
https://cygwin.com/faq/faq.html#faq.what.version. It gives this
To find the version of the Cygwin DLL installed, you can use uname
as on Linux or cygcheck. Refer to each command's --help output and
the Cygwin User's Guide for more information.
OK, let's try it:
$ cygcheck -v
Usage: cygcheck [-v] [-h] PROGRAM
cygcheck -c [-d] [PACKAGE]
cygcheck -s [-r] [-v] [-h]
OK, -v is what we need:
$ cygcheck -v cygwin
cygcheck: could not find 'cygwin'
OK, another failure.
RTFM does not work. Why the hell don't you just state how to check the
god damn version?
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