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Re: setup.exe man page
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: "Joshua Daniel Franklin" <joshuadfranklin at yahoo dot com>,<cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 21:53:45 -0000
- Subject: Re: setup.exe man page
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Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
> I'm thinking of writing a man page for setup.exe explaining the
> basics of how it works and that it is currently the preferred
> way of installing/updating packages and documenting any command-line
> options. Does the current http://cygwin.com/setup.exe have any?
No, or at least, not that we want people to try using.
> I see several in CVS, but they are spread out in several files and
> many checkins, is there any way to have it spit out a list?
Not unless you have patched setup to make it do that. I have - here's the
-D --download Download from internet
-L --local-install Install from local directory
-s --site Download site
-R --root Root installation directory
-q --quiet-mode Unattended setup mode
-h --help Display command line options
-r --no-replaceonreboot Disable replacing in-use files on
-n --no-shortcuts Disable creation of desktop and
-N --no-startmenu Disable creation of start menu
-d --no-desktop Disable creation of desktop shortcut
-A --disable-buggy-antivirus Disable known or suspected buggy
virus software packages during