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Announcing the release of GNU findutils 4.5.13

From: James Youngman
Subject: Announcing the release of GNU findutils 4.5.13
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:43:01 +0100

I am pleased to announce the release of version 4.5.13 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.  It 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

I'd like to thank the following people for their contributions to this
and other recent releases:

  Bernhard Voelker
  Eric Blake
  Eric S. Raymond
  Benedikt Morbach

* Major changes in release 4.5.13, 2014-07-16

** Documentation Changes

Some minor documentation improvements are listed in "Bug Fixes" below.

** Bug Fixes

#40339: Fix leaked directory handle when listing mounted file

#40094: The xargs --help output has a small number of cosmetic

#39197: Small fix to find's manual page to remove an unwanted
        backslash, which made the troff incompatible with Eric
        Raymond's doclifter software.

#39162: -printf reads beyond arguments terminated by \

#35753: Check the success/failure of material I/O operations where
        these are important to the use of the output (i.e. check the
        output for "find -ok" but not debugging output).

#31005: The find manual page and Texinfo manual now more clearly state
        that -exec ... + always returns true.

** Translations

Updated translations: Estonian, Polish, Ukranian.

James Youngman <address@hidden>
GNU findutils maintainer

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