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diffutils-3.7 released [stable]

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: diffutils-3.7 released [stable]
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 18:52:48 -0800

This is to announce diffutils-3.7, a stable release.

There have been 27 commits by 4 people in the 84 weeks since 3.6.

See the NEWS below for a brief summary.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed!
The following people contributed changes to this release:

  Bruno Haible (2)
  Dennis Lambe Jr (1)
  Jim Meyering (18)
  Paul Eggert (6)

Jim [on behalf of the diffutils maintainers]

Here is the GNU diffutils home page:

For a summary of changes and contributors, see:;a=shortlog;h=v3.7
or run this command from a git-cloned diffutils directory:
  git shortlog v3.6..v3.7

To summarize the 915 gnulib-related changes, run these commands
from a git-cloned diffutils directory:
  git checkout v3.7
  git submodule summary v3.6

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify diffutils-3.7.tar.xz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 7FD9FCCB000BEEEE

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69.197-b8fd7
  Automake 1.16a
  Gnulib v0.1-2305-g95c96b6dd


* Noteworthy changes in release 3.7 (2018-12-31) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  diff --strip-trailing-cr with a single CR byte in one input file
  would provoke an uninitialized memory read, e.g.,
    diff -a --strip-trailing-cr <(printf '\r') <(echo a)
  [bug introduced in 2.8 with addition of the --strip-trailing-cr option]

** Improvements

  diff --color now produces output compatible with less -R.

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