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[commit-womb] womb/gnustatus gnustatus-2011-01.texi

From: Karl Berry
Subject: [commit-womb] womb/gnustatus gnustatus-2011-01.texi
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:21:33 +0000

CVSROOT:        /sources/womb
Module name:    womb
Changes by:     Karl Berry <karl>       11/01/12 00:21:33

Modified files:
        gnustatus      : gnustatus-2011-01.texi 

Log message:
        coreutils update


Index: gnustatus-2011-01.texi
RCS file: /sources/womb/womb/gnustatus/gnustatus-2011-01.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.10
retrieving revision 1.11
diff -u -b -r1.10 -r1.11
--- gnustatus-2011-01.texi      11 Jan 2011 01:53:34 -0000      1.10
+++ gnustatus-2011-01.texi      12 Jan 2011 00:21:33 -0000      1.11
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 \input texinfo   @c -*-texinfo-*-
address@hidden $Id: gnustatus-2011-01.texi,v 1.10 2011/01/11 01:53:34 karl Exp $
address@hidden $Id: gnustatus-2011-01.texi,v 1.11 2011/01/12 00:21:33 karl Exp $
 @comment %**start of header
 @set mytitle GNU Status Reports: January 2011
@@ -148,11 +148,14 @@
 @node Coreutils
 @section Coreutils (@url{})
-From Jim Meyering: We've just released @file{coreutils-8.8}, which
-fixes a number of relatively important bugs
-(@url{}).  Most
-were in @command{sort} and were introduced via the parallelization
-support that was added in @file{coreutils-8.6}.
+From Jim Meyering and P@'adraig Brady: We've just released
address@hidden, which fixes a number of relatively important
+for 8.8,
+for 8.9).  Most were in @command{sort} and were introduced via the
+parallelization support that was added in @file{coreutils-8.6}.
 The only significant non-bug-fix change was to add a useful set of
 features to @command{split} that lets you split input into @var{n}
@@ -162,6 +165,33 @@
 details and examples, or online at
+Some of the hardest work on coreutils is knowing what to reject and
+providing appropriate justification to the contributors.  The
+contributions below all came since the last update and while good
+ideas, they were not included for various reasons detailed on the
+mailing list.
address@hidden @code
address@hidden test -ed
+Using stat in a shell function was deemed sufficient.
address@hidden touch -R
address@hidden . -exec touch -am @address@hidden +`} is more general.
address@hidden df autoscale
address@hidden -h} was thought good enough.
address@hidden df/ls address@hidden,address@hidden
+Though more correct, it was deemed overkill.
address@hidden sha1sum --raw | base64. 
address@hidden dgst -sha1 -binary $file | openssl enc -base64`}
+was deemed available enough.
address@hidden @var{command} --examples
+This would need to be accepted into the GNU Coding Standards first.
address@hidden table
 On the upcoming front, we should soon resume work on getting the
 FIEMAP (efficient sparse copying) code into the master development

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