RFU dos2unix 6.0.2-1

waterlan waterlan@xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 11 07:49:00 GMT 2012

Warren Young schreef op 2012-09-11 03:12:

> On 9/7/2012 5:07 PM, Erwin Waterlander wrote:
>> Warren Young schreef, Op 8-9-2012 0:00:
>>> On 9/7/2012 2:14 PM, Erwin Waterlander wrote:
>>>> For Cygwin the commands 'd2u' and 'u2d' have been added.
>>> ?? $ which d2u /usr/bin/d2u $ cygcheck -f /usr/bin/d2u
>>> dos2unix-6.0.1-1 So what does this change do again?
>> Before May 2011 dos2unix for Cygwin came from the Cygutils package.
>> Cygutils also provided the commands d2u and u2d. For convenience 
>> this
>> package also provides the commands d2u and u2d for those people who 
>> got
>> used to these commands. On Linux this dos2unix package does not 
>> provide
>> these commands. Does this answer your question?
> Not exactly, no, but I think I see the confusion: the part I quoted
> above is part of your standard boilerplate for a release 
> announcement,
> not part of the list of changes in this new release. Correct?


> In other words, I got the impression from your RFU message that d2u 
> and
> u2d were new commands in this latest release.

I only mention this because it is a difference with distributions for 
Linux. Cygwin aims to be Linux-like. So next time I will leave out this 
information and I hope the d2u/u2d commands will be forgotten. I think 
it would even be better if d2u and u2d where not part of the package. 
People can always create personal aliases if they insist on having these 
shorthand commands. I recommend to not use d2u/u2d in scripts.

Erwin Waterlander

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