[PATCH] add getconf(1)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Oct 10 15:05:00 GMT 2011

Hi Yaakov,

On Jul 19 09:43, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul 18 21:20, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> > This patch adds getconf(1) as required by POSIX:
> This looks good.  I'm just wondering... on one hand the code seems to
> have nothing Cygwin-specifc and could be packed as an external package
> like any other POSIX tool, on the other hand I can see how it belongs to
> the Cygwin utils given that getconf on Linux is part of glibc.  I'm
> inclined to stick it into utils for the latter reason.  Chris?  What's
> your stance?

what I didn't realize at the time was the fact that you didn't provide a
documentation patch, too.  My latest patch to utils.sgml adds a short
description for the getconf tool.  It's rather tight-lipped, so I'd
appreciate if you could have a look and, perhaps, improve the text.


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