[arch-dev-public] [signoff] diffutils 2.9-1

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Feb 13 19:33:40 EST 2010

Upstream update:

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.9 (2010-02-11) [stable]

** New features

   New diff option --suppress-blank-empty.

   Bring back support for `diff -NUM', where NUM is a number,
   even when conforming to POSIX 1003.1-2001.  This change reverts to
   the behavior of GNU diff 2.7 and earlier.  This is a change only
   when conforming to POSIX 1003.1-2001; there is no effect when
   conforming to older POSIX versions.

   This change is in response to decisions taken in the January 2005
   Austin Group standardization meeting.  For more details, please see
   "Utility Syntax Guidelines" in the Minutes of the January 2005
   Meeting <http://www.opengroup.org/austin/docs/austin_239.html>.

   sdiff now understands '1' and '2' as synonyms for 'l' and 'r'.

** Changes in behavior

   sdiff and diff3 now invoke diff, not $(bindir)/diff

** Administrivia

   New discussion and bug-reporting address: bug-diffutils at gnu.org

   updated gnulib support

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