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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: bash-3.0-13
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 07:45:20 -0700
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: bash-3.0-13
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
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A new release of bash, 3.0-13, is available, replacing the current 3.0-11
and experimental 3.0-12.
This is a minor bug-fix update, and includes all official upstream
patches. It also contains various cygwin-specific patches to work around
known bugs in the 2.05b release that were not fixed upstream by the 3.0
release. It requires cygwin 1.5.18 or later. As of the bash 3.0 series,
cygwin /bin/sh defaults to bash, not ash, similar to Linux distributions.
This release fixes the distribution to ensure that 'man alias' and other
builtins work. It also improves the postinstall scripts to be more
robust, so that you are less likely to get in a situation where /bin/sh
does not exist; and to respect timestamps, refusing to install bash as
/bin/sh if the current /bin/sh has a newer timestamp.
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.
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.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions, then look for 'bash' in the
'Base' category (it should already be selected).
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin bash maintainer
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