[ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST: bash 5.2.15-2
Sun Feb 19 12:32:43 GMT 2023
The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:
v2: Make /usr/bin/sh.exe a hardlink to /usr/bin/bash.exe, as required.
The v1 installer script accidentally created a symlink.
This is a long overdue update of the bash shell. Given the big step in
the version, this is a TEST release for now. Please give it a try.
This release is based on the Fedora Linux 37 bash release with most
patches from Fedora used for the Cygwin release, too.
This includes noticably:
- A bash-devel package
- Real executables for some builtins in /usr/bin. This is actually
required per POSIX. For a discussion, see
Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features
from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the
IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard. It offers functional
improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. In addition,
most sh scripts can be run by Bash without modification.
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