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Version 1.11 of GNU ddrescue released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Version 1.11 of GNU ddrescue released
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 13:34:33 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU ddrescue 1.11.

GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool.

The homepage is at

The sources can be downloaded from or
from your favorite GNU mirror.

This version is also available in lzip format. If your distro doesn't
yet distribute the lzip program, you can download it from

The md5sums are:
7146046bb1851351d1337bb1f5b4e903  ddrescue-1.11.tar.gz
af840dd177e968493e2fcef1fb19d719  ddrescue-1.11.tar.lz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by
appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 1.11:

* In case of error writing the logfile to disc, the user is now given the possibility of fixing the problem and continue.

* The splitting algorithm has been modified to read secuentially the areas smaller than a threshold size.

* After every read error, ddrescue now verifies the input file has not disappeared.

* In rescue mode, ddrescue now shows the time elapsed from the last successful read.

  * Signals SIGUSR1 and SIGUSR2 are now ignored by ddrescue.

* Descriptions of "--direct", "--synchronous" and "--sparse" in the manual have been made clearer.

  * Description of rescue algorithm in the manual has been made clearer.

  * "make check" now verifies that files are open in binary mode.

* A warning about logfile usage has been added to "ddrescue --help" output.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, GNU ddrescue author and maintainer.

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