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Announcing the release of findutils-4.5.16

From: James Youngman
Subject: Announcing the release of findutils-4.5.16
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:37:38 +0000

I am pleased to announce the release of version 4.5.16 of GNU

GNU findutils is a set of software tools for finding files that match
certain criteria and for performing various operations on them.
Findutils includes the programs "find", "xargs" and "locate".  More
information about findutils is available at

This is a "development" release of findutils.  It can be downloaded
from ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/findutils.  This particular release can
be downloaded from
http://alpha.gnu.org/pub/gnu/findutils/findutils-4.5.16.tar.gz (and
you can also download it via FTP).

The 4.5.x release series is intended to allow people to try out,
comment on or contribute to new features of findutils.  During the
4.5.x release series some features may be introduced and then changed
or removed as a result of feedback or experience.  In short, please
don't rely on backward compatibility later in the release series.

While this is a development release, it is tested before being
released, principally with the regression test suite (run "make check"
to use it).  The Savannah website
(http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=findutils) contains a current
list of known bugs in findutils (for both the stable and development

Bugs in GNU findutils should be reported to the findutils bug tracker
at http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=findutils.  Reporting bugs via
the web interface will ensure that you are automatically informed when
the bug has been fixed.  General discussion of findutils takes place
on the bug-findutils mailing list.  To join the 'bug-findutils'
mailing list, send email to <address@hidden>.

To verify the GPG signature of the release, you will need the public
key of the findutils maintainer, James Youngman.  You can download
this from http://savannah.gnu.org/users/jay.  Please note that the key
being used is not the same as the key that was used to sign previous

I'd like to thank the following people for their contributions to this
and other recent releases:

  Bernhard Voelker
  Eric Blake
  Eric S. Raymond
  Benedikt Morbach
  Jens Schleusener

* Major changes in release 4.5.16, 2015-12-23

The principal change in this release is an update to the version of
gnulib that we use.

** Functional Changes to find
Using -regextype egrep now has the same effect as -regextype
posix-egrep.  This is the result of a change to gnulib to bring it
into line with GNU grep (see

** Translations
Updated translations: Estonian, Swedish, Polish, Vietnamese, Ukranian,
Norwegian Bokmaal, Czech, Russian, French, Hungarian.

** Bug Fixes:
#46715: testsuite error with perl 5.22, gnulib outdated

#40146: gnulib revision doesn't support musl libc

James Youngman <address@hidden>
GNU findutils maintainer

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