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coreutils-5.94 released [stable]

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: coreutils-5.94 released [stable]
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 08:33:54 +0100

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The GNU coreutils package contains the following programs:

  [ basename cat chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp csplit cut date dd
  df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr factor false fmt fold
  ginstall groups head hostid hostname id join kill link ln logname ls
  md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mv nice nl nohup od paste pathchk pinky pr
  printenv printf ptx pwd readlink rm rmdir seq sha1sum shred sleep sort
  split stat stty su sum sync tac tail tee test touch tr true tsort tty
  uname unexpand uniq unlink uptime users vdir wc who whoami yes

The coreutils package replaces/unifies the fileutils, sh-utils, and
textutils packages.

This is a stable release, in spite of the `feature changes' below.

For a summary of changes since 5.93, see below.
Thanks to everyone else who contributed changes (attributions are in
the ChangeLog files), reported problems, and helped by fielding questions
on the mailing list.

Here are the compressed sources:
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-5.94.tar.gz   (7.6MB)
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2   (4.9MB)

Here are the xdelta-style diffs:
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-5.93-5.94.xdelta   (645KB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

fbb01f04e57edd8ae003db3bcd49f86a  coreutils-5.94.tar.gz
11985c8345371546da8ff13f7efae359  coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2
7a891edca98aed8c1ddedf1d8cbb5f4b  coreutils-5.93-5.94.xdelta
243a9c1b65877246e7d9d21d87c21cb35e90ef63  coreutils-5.94.tar.gz
c39add02995304e1cf3dfc8543702f22155fba50  coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2
0a4ef4e0da3cfade03c1bd141e9a5e8e466ddb0b  coreutils-5.93-5.94.xdelta

[*] You can use either of the above signature files to verify that
the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact.  First,
be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball.
Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify coreutils-5.94.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys D333CBA1

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.


* Major changes in release 5.94 (2006-02-13) [stable]

** Feature changes

  df now considers "none" and "proc" file systems to be dummies and
  therefore does not normally display them.  Also, inaccessible file
  systems (which can be caused by shadowed mount points or by chrooted
  bind mounts) are now dummies, too.

  stat's --format=FMT option now works the way it did before 5.3.0:
  FMT is automatically newline terminated.  The first stable release
  containing this change was 5.92.

  stat accepts the new option --printf=PFMT, where PFMT is *not* automatically
  newline terminated.  Backslash escapes in PFMT *are* interpreted.

  stat: backslash escapes are interpreted in a format string specified
  via --printf=FMT, but not one specified via --format=FMT.  That includes
  octal (\ooo, at most three octal digits), hexadecimal (\xhh, one or
  two hex digits), and the standard sequences (\a, \b, \f, \n, \r, \t,
  \v, \", \\).

** Bug fixes

  When `cp -RL' encounters the same directory more than once in the
  hierarchy beneath a single command-line argument, it no longer confuses
  them with hard-linked directories.

  fts-using tools (chmod, chown, chgrp, du) no longer fail due to
  a double-free bug -- it could be triggered by making a directory
  inaccessible while e.g., du is traversing the hierarchy under it.

  fts-using tools (chmod, chown, chgrp, du) no longer misinterpret
  a very long symlink chain as a dangling symlink.  Before, such a
  misinterpretation would cause these tools not to diagnose an ELOOP error.

  sort would fail for large inputs (~50MB) on systems with a buggy
  mkstemp function.  sort and tac now use the replacement mkstemp
  function, and hence are no longer subject to limitations (of 26 or 32,
  on the maximum number of files from a given template) on HP-UX 10.20,
  SunOS 4.1.4, Solaris 2.5.1 and OSF1/Tru64 V4.0F&V5.1.

  tail -f once again works on a file with the append-only
  attribute (affects at least Linux ext2, ext3, xfs file systems)
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