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gawk 4.1.4 released!

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: gawk 4.1.4 released!
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:24:08 +0300
User-agent: Heirloom mailx 12.5 6/20/10

Greetings all.

This note announces the next release of GNU Awk: version 4.1.4.

The following files may be retrieved from,
or via HTTP from

-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 4582398 Aug 25 08:41 gawk-4.1.4.tar.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold     473 Aug 25 21:10 gawk-4.1.4.tar.gz.sig
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 2308296 Aug 25 08:41 gawk-4.1.4.tar.lz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold     473 Aug 25 21:10 gawk-4.1.4.tar.lz.sig
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold 2367832 Aug 25 08:41 gawk-4.1.4.tar.xz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold     473 Aug 25 21:10 gawk-4.1.4.tar.xz.sig

This is a bug fix release.  The relevant part of the NEWS file is
appended below.

Differences from gawk 4.1.3 are available:

-rw-r--r-- 1 arnold arnold  676853 Aug 25 11:19 gawk-4.1.3-4.1.4.diff.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 arnold arnold     473 Aug 25 21:31 gawk-4.1.3-4.1.4.diff.gz.sig

The .diff file is a shell script that should be executed in the gawk-4.1.3
source directory.

The usual GNU build incantation should be used:

        tar -xpvzf gawk-4.1.4.tar.gz
        cd gawk-4.1.4
        ./configure && make && make check

The documentation on the GNU web site has will be updated in the next
few days.

Bug reports should be sent to address@hidden


Arnold Robbins (on behalf of all the gawk developers)
Changes from 4.1.3 to 4.1.4

1. Updated to GNU autoconf 2.69, automake 1.15, gettext 0.19.7,
   texinfo 6.1, texinfo.tex 2016-02-05.07, libtool 2.4.6.

2. z/OS support updated.

3. At the beginning of each statement, the debugger now checks and
   reports watchpoints that have fired before checking for breakpoints.
   This gives more natural behavior to the user.

4. The "exit" command has been added to the debugger as an alias
   for "quit".

5. AIX 7.1 should pass the test suite now.  Similar for Minix.

6. VMS support has been updated.

7. The profiler / pretty-printer now chains else-if statements instead
   of causing cascading elses.

8. The return value of system() has been enhanced to convey more information.
   See the doc.

9. Attempting to write to the "to" end of a two-way pipe that has been
   closed is now a fatal error. Similarly, so is reading from the "from"
   end that has been closed.

10. MinGW support has been updated.

11. The -d option now allows -d- to print to standard output.

12. Error messages for --help and in other instances should now get
    translated correctly.

13. A new environment variable GAWK_LOCALE_DIR may be set to locate the .mo
    file for gawk itself.

14. The DJGPP port is now officially deprecated.

15. A number of bugs have been fixed. See the ChangeLog.

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