Updated: sed-4.1.5-2

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Aug 2 12:47:00 GMT 2006

I've updated the version of sed to 4.1.5-2.

This is a Cygwin specific patch release.

It reverts the default behaviour of sed back to treating CR/LF as
lineendings, in contrast to 4.1.5-1, which only treated the trailing LF
as lineending and the preceeding CR as the last character on the line.

Or, in other words, we're back to textmode input by default.

Since that will break scanning binary input with sed again, I introduced
a new option to sed:

  -b, --binary
                 do not convert DOS to UNIX lineendings (only on systems
                 supporting different lineendings).

The new option is also documented when calling `man sed' or `info sed'.

The patch has been sent upstream but is not approved yet.

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.


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