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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: fish-2.2.0-3

A new release of fish is available in the Cygwin distribution.  fish 2.2.0-3 is
the first current release of fish 2.2 for Cygwin.  Version 2.2.0-1 and -2 were
available as test releases.

fish 2.2 has significant changes since fish 2.1; please see for the full list.


1. You may see errors when fish starts, saying that "Old versions of fish appear
to be running."  This is because of architectural changes (removal of fishd)
from fish 2.1 to 2.2.  If you see this, please try running the following

* pkill fish, or killall fish (to kill all running instances of fish, and
especially fishd)

* rm -rf /tmp/fish*

* If necessary, rm ~/.config/fish/fishd.* .  But this probably will remove all
of your stored universal variables.

Then restart fish.  If the error messages persist, please report that to the
cygwin list.

2. fish may hang at startup.  This happens because the startup file
/etc/fish/ in fish 2.1.1 included syntax that causes fish 2.2.0 to

* If you didn't customize /etc/fish/, then there's nothing you need
to do.  The old file will be replaced with a corrected new one when you update,
and fish should start normally.

* If you did customize /etc/fish/, then your customized file won't be
replaced on update, and fish will probably hang at startup (a "cat" process will
be running, waiting forever for input).  To fix this:
  + Press Ctrl-D.  Startup should then continue normally.
  + Exit fish, then kill any other running instances of fish and cat.
  + Replace your old /etc/fish/ with a copy of 
    /etc/defaults/etc/fish/, and re-add any customizations you want 
    to make.
  + Restart fish.

If you've tried the above and fish still hangs on startup, please report that to
the cygwin list.

fish is the friendly interactive shell. It's a Unix shell that focuses on
interactive use, discoverability, and user friendliness. The design goal of fish
is to give the user a rich set of powerful features in a way that is easy to
discover, remember, and use.

Home page:

Andrew E. Schulman


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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