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Version 1.4 of GNU ddrescue released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Version 1.4 of GNU ddrescue released
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:30:29 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU ddrescue 1.4.

GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool.

The homepage is at

The sources can be dowloaded from or
from your favorite GNU mirror.

The md5sum is:
3a3a36012d5cdbede09948724b6d9239  ddrescue-1.4.tar.bz2

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by
appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 1.4:

* The new option "--direct" that instructs ddrescue to use direct disc access to read the input file, bypassing the kernel cache, has been added.

* A bug that displayed an incorrect initial error size has been fixed.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, GNU ddrescue author and maintainer.

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