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GNU findutils 4.3.13 is released

From: James Youngman
Subject: GNU findutils 4.3.13 is released
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:09:45 +0000

I announce the release of version 4.3.13 of GNU findutils.

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 "development" release of findutils.  It can be downloaded
from ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/findutils/findutils-4.3.13.tar.gz.  The
4.3.x release series is intended to allow people to try out, comment
on or contribute to new features of findutils.  During the 4.3.x
release series some features may be introduced and then changed or
removed as a result of feedback or experience.  In short, please don't
rely on backward compatibility later in the release series.

While this is a development release, it is tested before being
released, principally with the regression test suite (run "make check"
to use it).  The Savannah website
(http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=findutils) contains a current
list of known bugs in findutils (for both the stable and development

This release is primarily a bug-fix release.  All the changes since the
previous 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 http://savannah.gnu.org/users/jay.  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 Eric Blake, Ralf Wildenhues, Andreas Metzler,
Justin Pryzby, Marc Haber and Marc Aurele La France for their help in
preparing this release.

* Major changes in release 4.3.13, 2008-02-14

** Bug Fixes

#22057: Actually rename the old locate database to the new one
atomically, instead of just claiming the rename is atomic in a

#22056: -Xtime tests are off by one second (e.g. rm -f x; touch x;
find x -mtime 0 should print x).

#21960: xargs should collect the exit status of child processes even if
the total count of unreaped children has not yet reached the maximum

** Documentation Fixes

Documented various useful techniques with invoking "sh -c" from
xargs in the Texinfo documentation.

** Translations

Updated the German, Irish, Dutch, Polish and Vietnamese translations.

James Youngman <address@hidden>
GNU findutils maintainer

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