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sed-4.6 released [stable]
sed-4.6 released [stable]
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 23:36:17 -0800
This is to announce sed-4.6, a stable release.
There have been 52 commits by 6 people in the 38 weeks since 4.5.
See the NEWS below for a brief summary.
Special thanks to Assaf Gordon for doing so much of the work.
Thanks to everyone else who has contributed!
The following people contributed changes to this release:
Assaf Gordon (39)
Bernhard Voelker (1)
Bjarni Ingi Gislason (1)
Clint Adams (1)
Jim Meyering (9)
Jim [on behalf of the sed maintainers]
Here is the GNU sed home page:
For a summary of changes and contributors, see:
or run this command from a git-cloned sed directory:
git shortlog v4.5..v4.6
To summarize the 465 gnulib-related changes, run these commands
from a git-cloned sed directory:
git checkout v4.6
git submodule summary v4.5
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 sed-4.6.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 keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 7FD9FCCB000BEEEE
and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.
This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
* Noteworthy changes in release 4.6 (2018-12-19) [stable]
sed now prints a clear error message when r/R/w/W (and s///w) commands
are missing a filename. Previously, w/W commands would fail with confusing
error message, while r/R would be a silent no-op.
sed now uses fully-buffered output (instead of line-buffered) when
writing to files. This should noticeably improve performance of "sed -i"
and other write commands.
Buffering can be disabled (as before) with "sed -u".
sed in non-cygwin windows environments (e.g. mingw) now properly handles
'\n' newlines in -b/--binary mode.
** Bug fixes
sed no longer accesses invalid memory (heap overflow) when given invalid
backreferences in 's' command [bug#32082, present at least since sed-4.0.6].
sed no longer adds extraneous NUL when given s/$//n command.
[related to bug#32271, present since sed-4.0.7]
sed no longer accesses invalid memory (heap overflow) with s/$//n regexes.
[bug#32271, present since sed-4.3].
** New Features
New option, --debug: print the input sed script in canonical form
and annotate program execution.
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