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Re: text file or database for cygcheck -p or Cygwin.com / search?
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:49:55 -0700
- Subject: Re: text file or database for cygcheck -p or Cygwin.com / search?
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
> I also rummaged around one of the mirror FTP sites to see if I could
> find a text file that was the logical equivalent of a single directory
> listing for all the directories *and* archives in the 'release/'
> directory. This must be the logical basis for both 'cygcheck -p' and the
> Cygwin search?
The cygcheck -p function simply queries cygwin.com, exactly the same as
if you went to http://cygwin.com/packages/ and entered the search string
there. In other words, all the searching happens server-side. There is
no one file that contains this information, it is stored in a large
number of separate files which can be displayed as e.g.
I know of no way to simulate this package search method offline.
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