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Announcing the release of GNU findutils 4.5.1

From: James Youngman
Subject: Announcing the release of GNU findutils 4.5.1
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:50:44 +0100 (BST)

I am pleased to announce the release of version 4.5.1 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 "development" release of findutils, and in fact it is the
first release in a new development branch.  This release is largely
similar to the recent stable release 4.4.0 with some changes described

Findutils 4.5.x can be downloaded from
ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/findutils.  The 4.5.x release series is
intended to allow people to try out, comment on or contribute to new
features of findutils.  During the 4.5.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

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.  Please note that the key
being used is not the same as the key that was used to sign previous

* Major changes in release 4.5.1, 2008-06-21

** Bug Fixes

#22662: find -printf %AX appends nanoseconds in the right place now.

#23663: crash in some locales for -printf %AX (this problem seems to
have affected only the CVS code, and not any public releases).

** Translations

New translation: Lithuanian.

Updated translations: Chinese (simplified).

** Documentation Enhancements

Added a worked example describing how to find the shallowest instances
of a given directory name (or names) in a directory hierarchy.

James Youngman <address@hidden>
GNU findutils maintainer

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