Updated: coreutils-8.4-2

Eric Blake eblake@redhat.com
Thu Mar 25 14:37:00 GMT 2010

With the release of cygwin 1.7.2, the coreutils-8.4-2 release has been
promoted to current, replacing 7.0-2.

Compared to the previous cygwin release of coreutils, this is a major
upgrade, with a number of new upstream features.  A NEWS summary of the
relevant upstream changes is attached.

If you encounter a regression, please report it here rather than
upstream.  See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/coreutils/.

Help in porting the stdbuf utility to cygwin would be appreciated.

GNU coreutils provides a collection of commonly used utilities essential
to a standard POSIX environment.  It comprises the former textutils,
sh-utils, and fileutils packages.  The following executables are included:

[ arch base64 basename cat chcon chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp
csplit cut date dd df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr
factor false fmt fold gkill groups head hostid hostname id install join
link ln logname ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mktemp mv nice nl nohup
nproc od paste pathchk pinky pr printenv printf ptx pwd readlink rm
rmdir runcon seq sha1sum sha224sum sha256sum sha384sum sha512sum shred
shuf sleep sort split stat stty su sum sync tac tail tee test timeout
touch tr true truncate tsort tty uname unexpand uniq unlink users vdir
wc who whoami yes

To update your installation, first install the 20100309 snapshot or
newer.  Then 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, select the 'Exp' radio
button, and look for 'coreutils' in the 'Base' category (it should
already be selected).

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka 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: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

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

Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin coreutils maintainer

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