[ITP] socat

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Fri Sep 11 21:06:00 GMT 2009

On 11/09/2009 09:10, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> Yaakov, thanks for your review.  I do appreciate it.  Unfortunately you've
> tapped into my frustration with the poor documentation of cygport.  I like
> and use cygport, but much of its functionality isn't documented anywhere
> except in the source.  So subtle points like these are likely to be
> overlooked.

I know that has been one thing cygport desperately needs, and I've even 
admitted as much myself on several occasions.  The good news is that 
documentation using robodoc is now in progress in SVN trunk.

Although as a rule of thumb, lower-case variables are private and most 
upper-case variables are public, and functions beginning with 
underscores are private (as is often done in C).

> No doubt you could.  What then is the supported equivalent for $top?

There is none.

> In order to override the umask (027) in my usual environment, which was
> causing the files in my packages to have too-restrictive permissions:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.os.cygwin/110143 .
> Again it seems that this should go into my local cygport.conf, so I'll move
> it there.

Yes, that would be the best place for it.


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