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Id RHBA-2013:0036-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0036-01 RHBA diffutils bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

RHBA-2013:0036-01

Red Hat 2013:0036-01 RHBA diffutils bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86

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red_hat

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Released On

07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-0036.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
The diffutils package contains utilities for comparing text files. These utilities include diff, cmp, diff3, and sdiff. This update fixes the following bugs: * Prior to this update, the "-E" option of the sdiff command was not accepted and returned the following error message: sdiff: invalid option -- E sdiff: Try `sdiff --help' for more information. This was because the "-E" option was accidentally omitted from the list of accepted options. This update fixes this bug, and the "-E" option works as expected. (BZ#484892) * When using the cmp command's "-s" option to compare files, incorrect results were returned for special files whose metadata is not accurate, for example files in the proc file system. This update fixes this bug by always reading the content of files whose length is reported as zero bytes. (BZ#563618) All users of diffutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.

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