I am pleased to announce the release of GNU ddrescue 1.23.
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
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:
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 --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 8FE99503132D7742
Key fingerprint = 1D41 C14B 272A 2219 A739 FA4F 8FE9 9503 132D 7742
Changes in version 1.23:
* A bug has been fixed that sometimes marked the wrong block as
non-scraped when running in reverse direction. (Bug introduced in 1.22).
Thanks to Arthur Lesuisse for reporting this.
* The new option '--same-file' has been added. It allows infile and
outfile to be the same file or device.
* The new option '--shift' has been added to ddrescuelog. It shifts
the positions of all the blocks in 'mapfile' by the offset
('--output-position' - '--input-position'), and writes the resulting
mapfile to standard output.
* In fill mode, the location data is now written as one line without
final newline to ease finding it with simple text search tools.
* Fill mode no longer requires a seekable infile. Commands like
ddrescue -F- <(printf "BAD-SECTOR ") outfile mapfile
are now possible.
* The new chapter "Meaning of ddrescue's screen output" has been
added to the manual.
Please send bug reports and suggestions to bug-ddres...@gnu.org
Antonio Diaz, GNU ddrescue author and maintainer.
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