Updated: dash-

Eric Blake eblake@redhat.com
Tue Jun 29 23:35:00 GMT 2010

The package dash has been upgraded to, leaving as

This is a minor patch release that changed to static linking to make
rebaseall easier to run.  For now, there are no immediate plans of
replacing /bin/sh with dash, but the possibility remains for the future.

See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/dash/.

DASH is a POSIX-compliant implementation of /bin/sh that aims to be as
small as possible. It does this without sacrificing speed where possible.
In fact, it is significantly faster than bash (the GNU Bourne-Again SHell)
for most tasks.

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.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'dash' from the
'Base' or 'Shells' category (it should already be automatically selected).
 Be sure that you do not have any cygwin programs running during the

Note that downloads from cygwin.com aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations.  This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

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

Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin dash maintainer

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