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gzip 1.3.10 released for testing

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: gzip 1.3.10 released for testing
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 00:19:05 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

I'm happy to announce the release of gzip 1.3.10.

gzip (GNU zip) is a popular data compression program written by
Jean-Loup Gailly for the GNU project; Mark Adler wrote the
decompression part.

This gzip release follows up on the release of gzip 1.3.9
two weeks ago, and attempts to fix correctness bugs I found
in the Debian bug database, most of which predate 1.3.9.  I
expect 1.3.10 to become an official release shortly, but am
putting it out for testing now, just in case.

Please report any problems to <address@hidden>.

The compressed sources are here:
  ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/gzip/gzip-1.3.10.tar.gz   (427 kB)

The GPG detached signature is here:

Here are the MD5 and SHA512 digests:

8b6f74a5060f984dceb0fee877aed854  gzip-1.3.10.tar.gz

Here are URLs to the ChangeLog entries since the most recent
version (1.3.9):


Here are the major changes since 1.3.9, reported in the NEWS file:

* gzip -c and zcat now work on special files, files with special mode bits,
  and files with multiple hard links.
* gzip -q now exits with status 2 (not 1) when SIGPIPE is received.
* zcmp and zdiff did not work in the usual case, due to a typo.
* zgrep has many bugs fixed with argument handling, special characters,
  and exit status.
* zless no longer mishandles $%=~ in file names.

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