I am pleased to announce the release of GNU ddrescue 1.28.

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.

GNU 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 http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

The sources can be downloaded from http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ddrescue/ http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/ddrescue/ or from your favorite GNU mirror.

The sha256sum is:
6626c07a7ca1cc1d03cad0958522c5279b156222d32c342e81117cfefaeb10c1 ddrescue-1.28.tar.lz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending '.sig' to the URL. If the 'gpg --verify' command fails because you don't have the required public key, then run this command to import it:

  gpg --recv-keys 8FE99503132D7742

Key fingerprint = 1D41 C14B 272A 2219 A739  FA4F 8FE9 9503 132D 7742

Changes in version 1.28:

  * 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 Makefile.in.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to bug-ddrescue@gnu.org

Antonio Diaz, GNU ddrescue author and maintainer.

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