GNU text utilities 1.11 released

GNU text utilities 1.11 released

Post by Jim Meyerin » Wed, 09 Nov 1994 21:01:49



A new release of the GNU text processing utilities is available for
anonymous ftp from prep.ai.mit.edu [18.71.0.38], in the file
pub/gnu/textutils-1.11.tar.gz.

Please send bug reports for this software to the mailing list

The programs in the textutils are:

cat cksum comm csplit cut expand fmt fold head join nl od paste pr sort
split sum tac tail tr unexpand uniq wc

Most of these programs have significant advantages over their Unix
counterparts, such as greater speed, additional options, and fewer
arbitrary limits.

Major changes in release 1.11:
* fmt is built
User-visible changes in release 1.10
* skeletal texinfo documentation (mainly just the `invoking' nodes)
* new program: fmt
* tail -f on multiple files reports file truncation
* tail -q has been fixed so it never prints headers
* wc -c is much faster when operating on non-regular files
* unexpand gives a diagnostic (rather than a segfault) when given a name of
  a nonexistent file.
* cat, csplit, head, split, sum, tac, tail, tr, and wc no longer fail
  gratuitously when continued after a suspended read or write system call.
* cut interprets -d '' to mean `use the NUL byte as the delimiter' rather
  than reporting that no delimiter was specified and failing.
* `echo a:b:c: | cut -d: -f3,4' prints `c:'.  Before it printed just `c'.
* cut has been rewritten, is markedly faster for large inputs, and passes a
  fairly large test suite.
* sort properly handles the argument to the -T option.

As far as I know, there are two reported bugs that haven't been fixed;
pr doesn't work when the first character is a formfeed and
join needs work in a couple cases.

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1. GNU text utilities 1.11 released

A new release of the GNU text processing utilities is available for
anonymous ftp from prep.ai.mit.edu [18.71.0.38], in the file
pub/gnu/textutils-1.11.tar.gz.

The programs in the textutils are:

cat cksum comm csplit cut expand fmt fold head join nl od paste pr sort
split sum tac tail tr unexpand uniq wc

Most of these programs have significant advantages over their Unix
counterparts, such as greater speed, additional options, and fewer
arbitrary limits.

Major changes in release 1.11:
* fmt is built
User-visible changes in release 1.10
* skeletal texinfo documentation (mainly just the `invoking' nodes)
* new program: fmt
* tail -f on multiple files reports file truncation
* tail -q has been fixed so it never prints headers
* wc -c is much faster when operating on non-regular files
* unexpand gives a diagnostic (rather than a segfault) when given a name of
  a nonexistent file.
* cat, csplit, head, split, sum, tac, tail, tr, and wc no longer fail
  gratuitously when continued after a suspended read or write system call.
* cut interprets -d '' to mean `use the NUL byte as the delimiter' rather
  than reporting that no delimiter was specified and failing.
* `echo a:b:c: | cut -d: -f3,4' prints `c:'.  Before it printed just `c'.
* cut has been rewritten, is markedly faster for large inputs, and passes a
  fairly large test suite.
* sort properly handles the argument to the -T option.

As far as I know, there are two reported bugs that haven't been fixed;
pr doesn't work when the first character is a formfeed and
join needs work in a couple cases.

Please send bug reports for this software to the mailing list

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