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coreutils-8.27 released [stable]
coreutils-8.27 released [stable]
Wed, 8 Mar 2017 22:16:05 -0800
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This is to announce coreutils-8.27, a stable release.
See the NEWS below for more details.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed!
The following people contributed changes to this release:
There have been 67 commits by 16 people in the 14 weeks since 8.26
Assaf Gordon (5) Nicolas Iooss (1)
Bernhard Voelker (4) Niels Möller (1)
Eric Blake (1) Paul Eggert (14)
Janne Snabb (1) Pádraig Brady (35)
Jim Meyering (1) Tobias Stoeckmann (1)
Manolis Ragkousis (1) Torbjörn Granlund (1)
Maxime de Roucy (1) William R. Fraser (1)
Mike Swanson (1) Zooko (1)
Pádraig [on behalf of the coreutils maintainers]
Here is the GNU coreutils home page:
For a summary of changes and contributors, see:
or run this command from a git-cloned coreutils directory:
git shortlog v8.26..v8.27
To summarize the 198 gnulib-related changes, run these commands
from a git-cloned coreutils directory:
git checkout v8.27
git submodule summary v8.26
Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:
Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:
[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact. First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball. Then, run a command like this:
gpg --verify coreutils-8.27.tar.xz.sig
If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:
gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys DF6FD971306037D9
and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.
This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
* Noteworthy changes in release 8.27 (2017-03-08) [stable]
** Bug fixes
cp --parents will now set an SELinux context for created directories,
as appropriate for the -a, --preseve=context, or -Z options.
[bug present since SELinux support added in coreutils-6.10]
date again converts from a specified time zone. Previously output was
not converted to the local time zone, and remained in the specified one.
[bug introduced in coreutils-8.26]
Commands like 'cp --no-dereference -l A B' are no longer quiet no-ops
when A is a regular file and B is a symbolic link that points to A.
[bug introduced in fileutils-4.0]
factor no longer goes into an infinite loop for certain numbers like
158909489063877810457 and 222087527029934481871.
[bug introduced in coreutils-8.20]
tail no longer prints redundant file headers with interleaved inotify events,
which could be triggered especially when tail was suspended and resumed.
[bug introduced with inotify support added in coreutils-7.5]
timeout no longer has a race that may terminate the wrong process.
The race is unlikely, as timeout(1) needs to receive a signal right
after the command being monitored finishes. Also the system needs
to have reallocated that command's pid in that short time window.
[bug introduced when timeout was added in coreutils-7.0]
wc --bytes --files0-from now correctly reports byte counts.
Previously it may have returned values that were too large,
depending on the size of the first file processed.
[bug introduced in coreutils-8.24]
The new 'date' option --rfc-email is now the long form for -R.
The new option spelling is intended to avoid the need to track the
Internet RFC number for email dates (currently RFC 5322). The old
option spellings --rfc-2822 and --rfc-822 still work.
date now outputs "-00" for a numeric time zone if the time is UTC
and the time zone abbreviation begins with "-", indicating that the
time zone is indeterminate.
nproc now honors the OMP_THREAD_LIMIT environment variable to
set the maximum returned value. OMP_NUM_THREADS continues to
set the minimum returned value, but is updated to support the
nested level syntax allowed in this variable.
stat and tail now know about the "rdt" file system, which is an interface
to Resource Director Technology. stat -f --format=%T now reports the
file system type, and tail -f uses inotify.
stty now validates arguments before interacting with the device,
ensuring there are no side effects to specifying an invalid option.
If the file B already exists, commands like 'ln -f A B' and
'cp -fl A B' no longer remove B before creating the new link.
That is, there is no longer a brief moment when B does not exist.
** New features
expand and unexpand now support specifying a tab size to use
after explicitly specified tab stops, by prefixing the last
specified number like --tabs=2,4,/8.
Also posted at https://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=8810
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