GNU ddrescue 1.28-rc1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sum is:
c0054aa8703c97681a9b93efb1ed827f3b90049730a9300f05b60ae3a5f2d01d ddrescue-1.28-rc1.tar.lz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

GNU ddrescue is a data recovery tool. It copies data from one file or block device (hard disc, cdrom, etc) to another, trying to rescue the good parts first in case of read errors.

Ddrescuelog is a tool that manipulates ddrescue mapfiles, shows mapfile contents, converts mapfiles to/from other formats, compares mapfiles, tests rescue status, and can delete a mapfile if the rescue is done.

The homepage is at

Changes in this version:

  * The option '--verify-on-error' has been renamed to '--check-on-error'.

  * The option '--verify-input-size' has been renamed to '--check-input-size'.

* The option synonym '--exit-on-error' has been removed and is no longer recognized.

* In fill and rescue modes, ddrescue now makes a final fsync call on outfile to prevent an early exit if the kernel caches all the writes.

* Option '-t, --show-status' of ddrescuelog now shows the mapfile names at verbosity level 0 if more than one mapfile is specified.

  * The variable MAKEINFO has been added to configure and

Antonio Diaz, GNU ddrescue author and maintainer.

If you are using gzip, bzip2, or xz, please consider the long-term advantages of switching to lzip:

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