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Findutils 4.2.18 is released

From: James Youngman
Subject: Findutils 4.2.18 is released
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:44:55 +0000
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I am pleased to announce the release of version 4.2.18 of GNU
findutils.  This is a bugfix release; the list of bugs fixed appears

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".

This is a "stable" release of findutils.  It can be downloaded from  The site is very
busy, so you may find it more convenient to download findutils from
one of the mirror sites listed at

The previous stable release of findutils was version 4.2.15 (versions
4.2.16 and 4.2.17 were available only on  More
information about findutils is available at

Version 4.2.18 of findutils was previously available from  This release is the identical file; the only
difference is that it is now available on

All releases of findutils are digitally signed; the GPG (GNU Privacy
Guard) keyring containing the keys used to sign all GNU software
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Bugs in GNU findutils should be reported to the findutils bug tracker
at  Reporting bugs via
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the bug has been fixed.  General discussion of findutils takes place
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* Major changes in release 4.2.18
** Bug Fixes
*** "find -depth" was missing out non-leaf directories when they contain 
    non-directories.  This affected findutils releases 4.2.15,
    4.2.16 and 4.2.17, but the bug is now fixed.
*** Find no longer hangs on systems which are clients of unresponsive 
    NFS servers.
**  Documentation improvements
*** Improvements and corrections to the find.1 manpage, including
    corrections to the descriptions of -H and -L.

* Major changes in release 4.2.17
** Bug Fixes
*** bug #11861  undefined symbol "basename" on IRIX 5.3 
*** bug #11865  xargs -i regression  (as compared to findutils-4.2.12)
*** bug #11866  Typo in pred_okdir renders it useless (affecting 4.2.16 only)
*** patch #3723 fix recent process_top_path change (for -execdir on /)
*** Fixing bug #11866 and applying patch #3723 made -execdir work much better.
*** find bar/baz/ugh now works again if baz is a symbolic link (broken 
    in 4.2.15).

* Major changes in release 4.2.16
**  Functionality Changes
*** Updated the message catalogues for the translated messages.
*** The subfs filesystem is now treated the same as the autofs
    filesystem is.
*** New translations:  Belarusian, Catalan, Greek, Esperanto,
    Finnish, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Japanese, Luganda,
    Malay, Romanian, Slovenian, Serbian, Chinese (simplified).
**  Bug Fixes
*** The -execdir action now works correctly for files named on the 
    command line.

I would like to thank Dmitry V. Levin, Bas van Gompel, Peter
Breitenlohner, Jim Meyering, Karl Berry and Andreas Metzler for their
recent help.

James Youngman <address@hidden>
GNU findutils maintainer

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