[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: coreutils-8.25-1
Eric Blake (cygwin)
Wed Mar 9 00:04:00 GMT 2016
A new release of coreutils, 8.25-1, has been uploaded, and will be
available soon from your favorite mirror. This leaves 8.24-3 as the
This is a new upstream release. For upstream details, see
/usr/share/doc/coreutils/NEWS. Downstream, this build fixes an upstream
bug introduced in 8.24 that might have caused cp, mv, and install to
misbehave depending on the result of ACL operations.
Note that this release also includes an upstream change in default
behavior in 'ls' when dealing with non-portable filenames: such files
are now quoted unambiguously on the terminal (no change when sent to a
file or pipeline). There have already been a lot of complaints upstream
about the new quoting, and an upcoming upstream release may soften the
blow by tweaking the heuristics of how the quoting is done, but I am not
going to deviate from upstream's decision about it being a saner
default. You can always set an environment variable to your preferred
quoting style if you don't like ls's default.
If you missed the note in 8.23-2, there is no longer an 'su' program in
coreutils; this is an upstream decision (many Linux distros are getting
su from other packages, and even though cygwin's su had come from
coreutils, it was heavily patched and doesn't work as smoothly as on
Linux). I'm still debating whether it is worth trying to capture the
last release of coreutils' su, as patched to work on cygwin, for
distribution as an independent package; help would be appreciated from
anyone else interested in this task.
If you encounter a regression, please report it here rather than
upstream. See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/coreutils/.
I'm also planning to build an experimental coreutils-8.25-2 against the
experimental cygwin 2.5 with its new ACL handling, for those that would
like to test that it won't introduce regressions.
GNU coreutils provides a collection of commonly used utilities essential
to a standard POSIX environment. It comprises the former textutils,
sh-utils, and fileutils packages. The following executables are included:
[ arch base32 base64 basename cat chcon chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum
comm cp csplit cut date dd df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand
expr factor false fmt fold gkill groups head hostid id install join link
ln logname ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mktemp mv nice nl nohup nproc
numfmt od paste pathchk pinky pr printenv printf ptx pwd readlink
realpath rm rmdir runcon seq sha1sum sha224sum sha256sum sha384sum
sha512sum shred shuf sleep sort split stat stdbuf stty sum sync tac tail
tee test timeout touch tr true truncate tsort tty uname unexpand uniq
unlink users vdir wc who whoami yes
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
'coreutils' from the 'Base' category.
Note that downloads from cygwin.com aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations. This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
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the appropriate place.
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