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Re: What comes with Cygwin?

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 10:07:34AM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>On 5/14/2013 09:11, Andrew Pennebaker wrote:
>> Thanks for the info!
>See the third iteration.  The first list included about 160 items, the 
>second ~190, and the current list is up to 266.
>That includes shell scripts and symlinks, but I assume what you really 
>want to know is "what commands can I run", not "which PE format 
>executable files exist."
>None of these lists include shell builtins.  That list will depend on 
>the shell you choose to run.
>> Hmm, the online package listing for base doesn't list the executables
>> it comes with.
>"Base" is a category in the Cygwin package respository system.
>"cygwin-base" is just one of the packages in the Base category.
>> Would it make sense to add this information to the online docs?
>I'll consider it.
>Where would you expect to find the info?  I have my own idea, but I want 
>to know where you would have gone looking first.

I don't think the documentation should be considered the definitive source
for this since it is likely to change over time and the documentation is
likely to be out of date.

If you want to see what's in cygwin base then do a clean install and see
what gets listed.


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