Updated: wtf-0.0.4-5

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Wed Nov 5 22:46:00 GMT 2003

Version 0.0.4-5 of wtf is available and should be coming soon to a mirror
near you.  See below for a list of changes.

NOTE: this version requires Cygwin 1.5.*, and *will not* work with earlier
versions of Cygwin.  If you still use Cygwin 1.3.22 (although why you'd
want to is beyond me), install wtf-0.0.4-3.

wtf(6) is a utility provided by some UNIX and UNIX-like systems including
Slackware Linux and NetBSD.  It translates acronyms and filename suffixes
by looking up the definition of a term in various databases.

I've added the OLOCA (<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/>) to the database
directory, so the acronyms from the Cygwin lists will be found (yes, you
can now really ask "wtf is cgf" ;-) ).  There's a perl script in the
source package to update the OLOCA database from the web version of the
OLOCA for those who can't wait for regular package updates (also requires
wget).  See the README file for details.

Changes since 0.0.4-4:

- Fixed wtfindex producing corrupt files on text mounts (reported in

Changes since 0.0.4-3:

- Fixed wtf crash when datafile is missing (reported in
- Compiled against Cygwin 1.5.*
- Moved documentation to /usr/share

Changes since 0.0.4-2:

- Fixed wtf crash when searching past the last record in a file (reported
in <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-08/msg01528.html>)

Changes since 0.0.4-1:

- Fixed manpage to eliminate nroff warnings

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.
Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Text" or "Doc" and
then click on the appropriate field until the above announced version
number appears if it is not displayed already.

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