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Documentation lsblk: add --merge Dec 7, 2018
bash-completion unshare: allow to set user ID and group ID Nov 12, 2018
config build-sys: gtkdoc-fixxref v1.27 requires module option Feb 1, 2018
disk-utils mkswap: use dd(1) in example rather than fallocate(1) Dec 12, 2018
include choom: fix negative adjust score usage Dec 10, 2018
lib choom: fix negative adjust score usage Dec 10, 2018
libblkid libblkid: add check for DRBD9 Nov 21, 2018
libfdisk libfdisk: fix printf format modifier Oct 4, 2018
libmount libmount: (umount) make mnt_stat_mountpoin() usable for relative paths Dec 10, 2018
libsmartcols libsmartcols: fix variable shadowing Dec 10, 2018
libuuid libuuid: fix man page typos Dec 10, 2018
login-utils lslogins: make valid_pwd() more robust Dec 11, 2018
m4 misc: fix typos using codespell Feb 16, 2018
misc-utils lsblk: fix null pointer dereferences Dec 10, 2018
po po: merge changes Nov 6, 2018
schedutils man: Use the correct macro for a font change of one argument May 23, 2018
sys-utils lscpu: Add aarch32 detection on aarch64 Dec 11, 2018
term-utils agetty: Return old behavior with empty logname Nov 21, 2018
tests tests: check for tar and {b,g}zip Dec 11, 2018
text-utils hexdump: fix potential null pointer dereference warnings Dec 10, 2018
tools tools: improve checkmans Mar 1, 2018
.editorconfig add .editorconfig Jan 24, 2016
.gitignore choom: new command to adjust OOM-killer score value Apr 16, 2018 travis: homebrew/dupes was deprecated Mar 9, 2018
.travis.yml docs: add info about branches; update travis.yml Oct 24, 2018
AUTHORS docs: update AUTHORS file Nov 6, 2018
COPYING docs: corrections to FSF license files, and postal address Feb 24, 2012
ChangeLog build-sys: use AUTOMAKE_OPTIONS = gnu May 26, 2011 build: use --runstatedir instead of --localstatedir Jul 31, 2017
NEWS build-sys: release++ (v2.33) Nov 6, 2018
README docs: add information about mailing list rejection Jun 1, 2017
README.licensing docs: use SPDX license names Aug 16, 2018 build-sys: improve bison version detection Apr 30, 2018 build-sys: do not require crypt() Dec 3, 2018
util-linux.doap docs: replace FTP by HTTPS in URLs Dec 19, 2016



		util-linux is a random collection of Linux utilities

     Note: for the years 2006-2010 this project was named "util-linux-ng".



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      maintainers. For end users it is recommended to utilize the
      distribution's support system.



      This project has no resources to provide support for distribution specific
      issues. For end users it is recommended to utilize the distribution's
      support system.


      PO files are maintained by:


      Standard releases:
	     major = fatal and deep changes
	     minor = typical release with new features
	     maint = maintenance releases; bug fixes only

      Development releases:


 Download archive:

 SCM (Source Code Management) Repository:

    Primary repository:
	  git clone git://

    Backup repository:
	  git clone git://

    Web interfaces:

      Note: the GitHub repository may contain temporary development branches too.

      The repository contains master (current development) and stable/*
      (maintenance) branches only. All master or stable/* changes are always pushed
      to both repositories at the same time.

    Repository Branches: 'git branch -a'
	  master branch
	   - current development
	   - the source for stable releases when deemed ready.
	   - day-to-day status is: 'it works for me'. This means that its
	     normal state is useful but not well tested.
	   - long-term development or invasive changes in active development are
	     forked into separate 'topic' branches from the tip of 'master'.

	  stable/ branches
	   - public releases
	   - branch name: stable/v<major>.<minor>.
	   - created from the 'master' branch after two or more release
	     candidates and the final public release. This means that the stable
	     releases are committed, tagged, and reachable in 'master'.
	   - these branches then become forked development branches. This means
	     that any changes made to them diverge from the 'master' branch.
	   - maintenance releases are part of, and belong to, their respective
	     stable branch. As such, they are tags(<major>.<minor>.<maint>) and
	     not branches of their own. They are not part of, visible in, or
	     have anything to do with the 'master' development branch. In git
	     terminology: maintenance releases are not reachable from 'master'.
	   - when initially cloned (as with the 'git clone' command given above)
	     these branches are created as 'remote tracking branches' and are
	     only visible by using the -a or -r options to 'git branch'. To
	     create a local branch use the desired tag with this command:
	     'git checkout -b v2.29.2 v2.29.2'

    Tags: 'git tag'
	   - a new tag object is created for every release.
	   - tag name: v<version>.
	   - all tags are signed by the maintainer's PGP key.

    Known Bugs:
	- don't use tag v2.13.1 (created and published by mistake),
	  use v2.13.1-REAL instead.


 1) development (branch: <master>)

 2) master release (tags: v2.29-rc1, v2.29-rc2, v2.29, branch: <master>)

 3) development (work on v2.30, branch: <master>)

 4) fork -- create a new branch <stable/v2.29> based on tag v2.29

     4a) new patches or cherry-pick patches from <master> (branch: <stable/v2.29>)

     4b) stable release (tag: v2.29.1, branch: <stable/v2.29>)

     4c) more patches; another release (tag: v2.29.2, branch: <stable/v2.29>)

 5) master release v2.30 (branch: <master>)

where 3) and 4) happen simultaneously.