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Version 1.7 of GNU ddrescue released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Version 1.7 of GNU ddrescue released
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 01:15:40 +0100
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU ddrescue 1.7.

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:
e4c226892f2f2e01c58197c9435cd611  ddrescue-1.7.tar.bz2

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

Changes in version 1.7:

* This version skips very fast over damaged areas.

* This version maintains the logfile minimized at all times, improving efficiency.

* The error count now shows the number of error areas found, irrespective of their sizes.

* When splitting, this version jumps to the next non-split area after two consecutive errors have been encountered in the current one.

* Target "check" has been added to Makefile.

* The new option "--retrim" has been added.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, GNU ddrescue author and maintainer.

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