[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: gzip 1.13
Cygwin gzip Co-Maintainer via Cygwin-announce
Sun Aug 20 16:15:28 GMT 2023
The following package has been upgraded in the Cygwin distribution:
* gzip 1.13
GNU gzip is a popular data compression program, developed to
replace compress because of patents covering the LZW algorithm
at the time, with better compression as a bonus.
For more information see the project home pages:
For changes since the previous Cygwin release please see below or read
/usr/share/doc/gzip/NEWS after installation; for complete details see:
Noteworthy changes in release 1.13 2023-08-19
Changes in behavior
- zless now diagnoses gzip failures, if using less 623 or later.
- When SIGPIPE is ignored, gzip now exits with status 2 (warning)
instead of status 1 (error) when writing to a broken pipe. This is
more useful with programs like 'less' that treat gzip exit status 2
as a non-failure.
- 'gzip -d' no longer fails to report invalid compressed data
that uses a dictionary distance outside the input window.
[bug present since the beginning]
- Port to C23, which does not allow K&R-style function definitions
with parameters, and which does not define __alignas_is_defined.
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