[arch-dev-public] [signoff] coreutils 7.2-1
a.radke at arcor.de
Wed Apr 1 14:51:45 EDT 2009
new bugfix upstream release. please signoff.
* Noteworthy changes in release 7.2 (2009-03-31) [stable]
** New features
pwd now accepts the options --logical (-L) and --physical (-P). For
compatibility with existing scripts, -P is the default behavior
unless POSIXLY_CORRECT is requested.
** Bug fixes
cat once again immediately outputs data it has processed.
Previously it would have been buffered and only output if enough
data was read, or on process exit.
[bug introduced in coreutils-6.0]
comm's new --check-order option would fail to detect disorder on any
pair of lines where one was a prefix of the other. For example, this
would fail to report the disorder: printf 'Xb\nX\n'>k; comm
--check-order k k [bug introduced in coreutils-7.0]
cp once again diagnoses the invalid "cp -rl dir dir" right away,
rather than after creating a very deep dir/dir/dir/... hierarchy.
The bug strikes only with both --recursive (-r, -R) and --link (-l).
[bug introduced in coreutils-7.1]
ls --sort=version (-v) sorted names beginning with "." inconsistently.
Now, names that start with "." are always listed before those that
pr: fix the bug whereby --indent=N (-o) did not indent header lines
[bug introduced in coreutils-6.9.90]
sort now handles specified key ends correctly.
Previously -k1,1b would have caused leading space from field 2 to be
included in the sort while -k2,3.0 would have not included field 3.
** Changes in behavior
cp,mv,install,cat,split: now read and write a minimum of 32KiB
at a time. This was seen to increase throughput. Up to 2 times
when reading cached files on linux for example.
cp -a now tries to preserve extended attributes (xattr), but does not
diagnose xattr-preservation failure. However, cp --preserve=all
ls --color: hard link highlighting can be now disabled by changing the
LS_COLORS environment variable. To disable it you can add something
like this to your profile: eval `dircolors | sed s/hl=[^:]*:/hl=:/`
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