Updated: patch-2.5.8-7

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Sep 2 13:04:00 GMT 2003

I've updated the version of patch to 2.5.8-7.

This version reenables the --binary command line option for Cygwin.
When used, all input and patch files are forcibly read in binary
mode.  The standard is to read them in textmode.  The option does
not affect writing files.  Output files are alwasy written in
binary mode.

This patch now uses the new capabilities and therefore requires
Cygwin 1.5.3 ff.

The package now adheres to the filesystem hirarchy standard (FHS).

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.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

If you have general questions or comments, please send them to the
Cygwin mailing list at: "cygwin at cygwin dot com".  I would appreciate
it if you would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.


If you want to unsubscribe from the cygwin-announce mailing list, look
at the "List-Unsubscribe: " tag in the email header of this message.
Send email to the address specified there.  It will be in the format:


If you need more information on unsubscribing, start reading here:


Please read *all* of the information on unsubscribing that is available
starting at this URL.

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                                mailto:cygwin@cygwin.com
Red Hat, Inc.

More information about the Cygwin-announce mailing list