[RFP] misc from cygutils
Fri Nov 16 01:17:00 GMT 2001
I've posted two new versions of the 'misc' package at cygutils.
removed uuencode and uudecode, since they're now
provided by Corinna's sharutils
removed my (poor) implementation of mktemp in favor of the
one from courtesan.com, which is now provided by the
official 'mktemp' package
TRIED to make things a bit more platform-neutral...
conv.exe now does 'the right thing' when the executable is
renamed to 'dos2unix.exe' and 'unix2dos.exe' (default
behavior changes). Previously, conv.exe only recognized
'd2u.exe' and 'u2d.exe' as "special" names.
added source code for the IPC utilities from the Linux
Programmer's Guide. This was a request from Robert Collins.
BUT: binary package does NOT contain these executables. If it
did, then sourceware would have to distribute cygipc, until
the "official" IPC support gets in to cygwin, and misc is
rebuilt against that. So, IF you have cygipc installed, then
the sourcecode will compile OOB and give you the LPG tools.
BUT the binary version of misc-0.9.4 doesn't include them.
In addition to the sourcecode tarballs at the normal cygutils page, I've
put a 'cygwin-standard' -src and binary package here:
The binary package contains:
conv.exe -- generic line-ending converter
d2u.exe -- should be obvious...
ascii.exe -- charset dumper
dump.exe -- hexdumper
putclip.exe -- copy stdin to windows clipboard.
getclip.exe -- copy windows clipboard to stdout
(these do not use /dev/clipboard)
So, three questions:
1) can I add misc to the official dist?
2) can anybody come up with a better name? This package is intended to
be a grab-bag of simple utilities (each executable requires only a
single source code file of moderate length).
3) Did I make the right decision w.r.t. the IPC tools? Eventually we'll
have real, built-in IPC and those tools can then be distributed without
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