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gzip 1.3.12 released

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: gzip 1.3.12 released
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:42:24 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

I'm happy to announce the release of gzip 1.3.12.

gzip (GNU zip) is a popular data compression program written
by Jean-Loup Gailly for the GNU project; Mark Adler wrote
the decompression part.  For more info about gzip, please
see <http://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/>.

This is mostly a fix to release bugs.  The major functionality change
is that gzip and its companion executables no longer depend on the
name used to invoke them.

Please report any problems to <address@hidden>.

The compressed and uncompressed sources are here:
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gzip/gzip-1.3.12.tar.gz   ( 462 kB)
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gzip/gzip-1.3.12.tar      (1823 kB)

The GPG detached signatures are here:

Here are the MD5 and SHA512 digests:

b5bac2d21840ae077e0217bc5e4845b1  gzip-1.3.12.tar.gz
28140e880d7595762a5c4571e27bc5d1  gzip-1.3.12.tar

Here are the major changes since gzip 1.3.9, the last stable release:

Major changes in Gzip 1.3.12 (2007-04-13)

* znew now uses $TMPDIR (default /tmp) instead of always using /tmp.

Major changes in Gzip 1.3.11 (2007-02-05)

* As per the GNU coding standards, the behavior of gzip and its
  companion executables no longer depend on the name used to invoke them.
  For example, 'gzip' and 'gunzip' are no longer hard links;
  instead, 'gunzip' is now a small program that invokes 'gzip -d'.

* zdiff now checks for subsidiary gzip failures, and works around
  bugs in IRIX 6 sh, Tru64 4.0F ksh, and Solaris 8 bash.

Major changes in Gzip 1.3.10 (2006-12-30)

* gzip -c and zcat now work on special files, files with special mode bits,
  and files with multiple hard links.
* gzip -q now exits with status 2 (not 1) when SIGPIPE is received.
* zcmp and zdiff did not work in the usual case, due to a typo.
* zgrep has many bugs fixed with argument handling, special characters,
  and exit status.
* zless no longer mishandles $%=~ in file names.

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