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GNU findutils 4.2.30 is released

From: James Youngman
Subject: GNU findutils 4.2.30 is released
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 13:39:45 +0000

I am pleased to announce the release of version 4.2.30 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 "stable" release of findutils.  It can be downloaded from (it's 1.2M).
The site is very busy, so you may find it more convenient
to download findutils from one of the mirror sites listed at

This release includes a range of changes, including bugfixes,
documentation improvements and small functional changes.  All the
changes since the previous stable release are summarised below.

Bugs in GNU findutils should be reported to the findutils bug tracker
at  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  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  I think that one works.  See also the
"Downloading" section of

I would like to thank Kashif Ahmad, Michael K. Sanders, Dagobert
Michelsen, Ed Avis and the members of the bug-findutils mailing list
for their help in preparing this release.

* Major changes in release 4.2.30

** Bug Fixes

Savannah Bug #13252: The test suite now works on platforms where
DejaGnu is based on Tcl 8.3 (previously, 8.4 or later was required).

Savannah Bug bug #17861: this version should build on Solaris and HPUX
once again.

Savannah Bug #18433: findutils now compiles if "--enable-debug" was
specified as an option to configure.  Previously this caused a
compilation failure in find.

** Documentation Fixes

Some typos in the Texinfo manual and one typo in in the usage message
for xargs have been fixed.

James Youngman <address@hidden>
GNU findutils maintainer

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