Trouble finding the package the command "watch" is in
Mon Jun 27 16:57:00 GMT 2005
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Dave Korn wrote:
> ----Original Message----
> >From: John Petritis
> >Sent: 27 June 2005 16:11
> > I am looking for the command named "watch"
> > I am trying to find the package it is located in.
> > I haven't had any luck finding it through various search strategies.
> > My trouble is probably due to it being such a common word.
> > So I have 2 questions?
> > 1) Which package do I need to install to get the "watch" command
> > 2) Is there some sort of way I can list what is in packages to find
> > which package it is in?
> Go to http://cygwin.com/packages/ and enter the name of the file you're
> seeking. It'll tell you which package contains it.
> If you get too many matches, and you know that what you're looking for is
> the name of the main executable, you can cut down the false matches by
> explicitly appending the '.exe' suffix. Take a look at
> and you'll see there's only two possibilities left. I'll leave it for you
> from there!
1) It's usually better to use "bin/watch\b" (or even
"bin/watch(\.exe|\s|$)"), which will take care of symlinks and non-exe
scripts as well...
2) Once Brian's patch is applied, the latest snapshots (and later Cygwin
releases) should allow one to simply run the "cygcheck -p 'bin/watch\b'"
to get the results listed on the console (ping CGF)...
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