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GNU findutils 4.2.28 is now available on ftp.gnu.org

From: James Youngman
Subject: GNU findutils 4.2.28 is now available on ftp.gnu.org
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 21:09:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

I am pleased to announce the release of version 4.2.28 of GNU

GNU findutils is a set of software tools for finding files that match
certain criteria and for performing various operations on them.
Findutils includes the programs "find", "xargs" and "locate".  More
information about findutils is available at

This is a "stable" release of findutils.  It can be downloaded from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/findutils.  The ftp.gnu.org site is very
busy, so you may find it more convenient to download findutils from
one of the mirror sites listed at http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html.

This release includes a range of changes, including bugfixes,
documentation improvements and small functional changes.  All the
changes since the previous stable release are summarised below.

Bugs in GNU findutils should be reported to the findutils bug tracker
at http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=findutils.  Reporting bugs via
the web interface will ensure that you are automatically informed when
the bug has been fixed.  General discussion of findutils takes place
on the bug-findutils mailing list.  To join the 'bug-findutils'
mailing list, send email to <address@hidden>.

To verify the GPG signature of the release, you will need the public
key of the findutils maintainer, James Youngman.  You can download
this from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-keyring.gpg.  Alternatively, you
could query a PGP keyserver, but you will need to use one that can
cope with subkeys containing photos.  Many older key servers cannot do
this.  I use subkeys.pgp.net.  I think that one works.  See also the
"Downloading" section of http://www.gnu.org/software/findutils/.

I would like to thank Geoff Clare, Andreas Metzler and Miloslav Trmac
as well as the members of the bug-findutils mailing list for their
help in preparing this release.

* Major changes in release 4.2.28

** Bug Fixes

Savannah bug #15800: If find finds more subdirectories within a parent
directory than it previously expected to based on the link count of
the parent, the resulting error message now gives the correct
directory name (previously an error message was issued but it
specified the wrong directory).

Savannah bug #16738: "find .... -exec ... {} +" now works if you have
a large environment and many files must be passed to the -exec
action.  The same problem affected the -execdir action, though since
the number of files in a given directory will normally be smaller, the
problem was worse for -exec.

Savannah bug #16579: Updatedb now works if it is running as a user
whose login shell is not actually a shell.

** Translations
The following translations have been updated:
 Vietnamese, Belarusian, Catalan, Danish, German, Greek, Esperanto,
 Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Galician, Croatian,
 Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Luganda, Malay,
 Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
 Kinyarwanda, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese
 (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Bulgarian

James Youngman <address@hidden>
GNU findutils maintainer

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