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Re: problem with grep

From: Rusi
Subject: Re: problem with grep
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:53:30 -0700 (PDT)
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On Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:10:51 PM UTC+5:30, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Dan Espen 
> > Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:43:40 -0400
> > 
> > When I had to use Windows, I found the path of least resistance was to
> > install the Cygwin package.  That includes grep and lots of other
> > very useful Unix-y stuff, including diff which also works well with Emacs.
> Since nowadays native Windows ports of all the important GNU utilities
> are available, I don't think suggesting Cygwin is a good idea, because
> using Cygwin programs with native Windows build of Emacs has subtle
> problems which will require further non-default setups and tinkering.
> People who want Cygwin (and generally like to feel almost like on a
> Posix system) should install a Cygwin build of Emacs, not a native
> build.

I wonder whether one should say
gnuwin32 (or unixutils?) < msys (ming?) < cygwin
is an increasing order of nixiness but also increasing order of heavyweightness?

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