Updated: fortune-1.8-2

Jonathan Kamens jik@curl.com
Tue Dec 31 07:35:00 GMT 2002

I've updated the version of fortune in cygwin/contrib to 1.8-2.

This version supports the "-m" flag, so you can now request a list of
all fortunes matching a particular regular expression by running
"fortune -m regexp".  See the "fortune" man page for additional

  fortune-1.8-2 will NOT work with Cygwin versions prior to 1.3.7!!

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin web page.  This downloads
setup.exe to your system.  The, run setup and answer all of the

Note that we do not allow downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka
cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will
need to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ is
a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Germany,
ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/pc/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus/ is
usually pretty good.

In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin@sources.redhat.com.  I would appreciate if you
would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.  This
includes ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.

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