[arch-dev-public] [signoff] coreutils-8.10-1
jan.steffens at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 17:01:58 EST 2011
On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 12:18 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Upstream update.
> Signoff both,
> * Noteworthy changes in release 8.10 (2011-02-04) [stable]
> ** Bug fixes
> du would abort with a failed assertion when two conditions are met:
> part of the hierarchy being traversed is moved to a higher level in the
> directory tree, and there is at least one more command line directory
> argument following the one containing the moved sub-tree.
> [bug introduced in coreutils-5.1.0]
> join --header now skips the ordering check for the first line
> even if the other file is empty. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.5]
> rm -f no longer fails for EINVAL or EILSEQ on file systems that
> reject file names invalid for that file system.
> uniq -f NUM no longer tries to process fields after end of line.
> [bug introduced in coreutils-7.0]
> ** New features
> cp now copies sparse files efficiently on file systems with FIEMAP
> support (ext4, btrfs, xfs, ocfs2). Before, it had to read 220 bytes
> when copying a 1MiB sparse file. Now, it copies bytes only for the
> non-sparse sections of a file. Similarly, to induce a hole in the
> output file, it had to detect a long sequence of zero bytes. Now,
> it knows precisely where each hole in an input file is, and can
> reproduce them efficiently in the output file. mv also benefits
> when it resorts to copying, e.g., between file systems.
> join now supports -o 'auto' which will automatically infer the
> output format from the first line in each file, to ensure
> the same number of fields are output for each line.
> ** Changes in behavior
> join no longer reports disorder when one of the files is empty.
> This allows one to use join as a field extractor like:
> join -a1 -o 1.3,1.1 - /dev/null
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