[darcs-users] sh on windows

Jason Dagit dagitj at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 05:36:58 UTC 2009

On Jul 1, 2009, at 18:25, trentbuck at gmail.com (Trent W. Buck) wrote:

> Jason Dagit <dagit at codersbase.com> writes:
>> I've lost track of the status of darcs on windows, but as I was just
>> setting up a windows box, looking for ways to make it more
>> "comfortable" I discovered:
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/win-bash/
>> I haven't tried it (I think I'm going to install and Linux on this
>> machine), but I suspect this may provide an sh replacement on windows
>> (for running the test suite) that doesn't require all of cygwin or
>> msys.
>> Perhaps this leads to simpler dev environment for our windows  
>> hackers?
>> Perhaps all you need these days to dev darcs on windows AND run the
>> tests these days is a recent ghc the above bash?  Or maybe while I
>> wasn't looking it became even easier than that.
> You will probably also need POSIX-compliant core utilities -- things
> like sed(1).  Perhaps busybox has been ported to Windows' native  
> implementation?

I forgot to reply back but, I tried it and I wasn't that impressed. At  
least for interactive use it does not appear to behave correctly on  
vista. I could run some commands and not others.

It may work fine for noninteractive use.  I've never looked for a  
busybox port.


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