Updated: cygutils-1.4.10-1

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Fri Apr 13 04:03:00 GMT 2012

Cygutils is a collection of useful(?) tools for the cygwin
platform. This is a content update and feature enhancement.

[[ compiled using gcc-4.5.3-3 ]]

CHANGES (from cygutils-1.4.8-1)
* getclip and putclip now support new cygwin-1.7.13+ clipboard format.
* cygstart now supports file:// and mailto: URLs (Yaakov Selkowitz)
* Added -R/--raw option to readshortcut (prevents expanding embedded
  environment variables within paths). Reported by Denis Excoffier.
* mkshortcut, readshortcut and lpr now use cygwin-1.7 path conversion
  functions rather than deprecated ones. However, they make only
  minimal concessions to unicode, and operate mostly on narrow character
  encoded pathnames. They should now be able to handle "long" pathnames

TODO (call for patches):
* Update (some?) utilities to handle unicode filenames, similar to
  IWAMURO Motonori's work on cygstart. Which utilities need this?
  mkshortcut and lpr, probably. Any others?

Charles Wilson
volunteer cygutils maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
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