[File] file-5.42 is now available

Christos Zoulas christos at zoulas.com
Fri Jun 10 14:06:56 UTC 2022


I am pleased to make file-5.42 available from:


New Features:
	* cache regex (Dirk Mueller)
	* merge file_regcomp and file_regerror() to simplify the code
	  and reduce memory requirements for storing regexes (Dirk Mueller)
	* implement running decompressor programs using
	  posix_spawnp(2) instead of vfork(2)
	* Add support for msdos dates and times

Bug Fixes:
	* PR/351: octalify filenames when not raw before printing.
	* PR/348: add missing cases to prevent file from aborting on
	  random magic files.
	* fix regex cacheing bug (Dirk Mueller)
	* detect filesystem full by flushing output (Dirk Mueller)
	* use the system byte swapping functions if available (Werner Fink)

Plus a ton of magic additions mainly by Joerg Jenderek.



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