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Re: Mysterious gdb behavior - cygcheck example
- From: "Dockeen" <dockeen at mchsi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 00:03:55 -0400
- Subject: Re: Mysterious gdb behavior - cygcheck example
OK, lets suppose I hear about a command, say, cygcheck, and
I want to know about it, do I have it, what it is etc.
and I get
$ which cygcheck
Cool, I have it. So what is it? Well, in this case, I lucked
out, as entering
tells me exactly what I should know. Now, I am honestly curious, do
you have it on your machine. Well, going to the Cygwin home
page, where there is a link to "Setup Package Search". There,
I enter cygcheck. The information returned to me shows that
cygcheck comes in in the main cygwin package, so I think you
probably have it.
Now, I know they have been doing some updating in the Cygwin
documentation lately (I tend to be a little different in that
I update regularly, and I click through to see what has changed),
so it *may* be that the man page stuff is not there in your
With respect to search engines, I used to joke that the most
useful skill I picked up on my way to my BA was the ability
to use an index. On my way through grad school, that turned
into a keyword search capability. Now, it's search engines.
I use Google most every day, to find out anything from whats
wrong with some Python or C++ code, to free radical chemistry,
to what companies might be in the market for Ph.D. physicists.
If I have a problem with Cygwin, I go there, because it will
find (with the help of the browser search) FAQ data, archive
data, and mostly, the answer.
Finally, on a lighter heavy note, on my work laptop, I have gcc
from: djgpp, GNAT and Dev-C++, as well as 3 versions of gcc
in Cygwin - base, 3.1 and 3.1.1 - need to get rid of the 3.1
version. The only contention problem I have run into involved
GNAT and Cygwin (solved) and GNAT and djgpp (semi-kluged).
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