* Noteworthy changes in release 8.27 (2017-03-08) [stable] ** Bug fixes cp --parents will now set an SELinux context for created directories, as appropriate for the -a, --preseve=context, or -Z options. [bug present since SELinux support added in coreutils-6.10] date again converts from a specified time zone. Previously output was not converted to the local time zone, and remained in the specified one. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.26] Commands like 'cp --no-dereference -l A B' are no longer quiet no-ops when A is a regular file and B is a symbolic link that points to A. [bug introduced in fileutils-4.0] factor no longer goes into an infinite loop for certain numbers like 158909489063877810457 and 222087527029934481871. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.20] stat and tail now know about the "rdt" file system, which is an interface to Resource Director Technology. stat -f --format=%T now reports the file system type, and tail -f uses inotify. tail no longer prints redundant file headers with interleaved inotify events, which could be triggered especially when tail was suspended and resumed. [bug introduced with inotify support added in coreutils-7.5] timeout no longer has a race that may terminate the wrong process. The race is unlikely, as timeout(1) needs to receive a signal right after the command being monitored finishes. Also the system needs to have reallocated that command's pid in that short time window. [bug introduced when timeout was added in coreutils-7.0] wc --bytes --files0-from now correctly reports byte counts. Previously it may have returned values that were too large, depending on the size of the first file processed. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.24] ** Improvements The new 'date' option --rfc-email is now the long form for -R. The new option spelling is intended to avoid the need to track the Internet RFC number for email dates (currently RFC 5322). The old option spellings --rfc-2822 and --rfc-822 still work. date now outputs "-00" for a numeric time zone if the time is UTC and the time zone abbreviation begins with "-", indicating that the time zone is indeterminate. nproc now honors the OMP_THREAD_LIMIT environment variable to set the maximum returned value. OMP_NUM_THREADS continues to set the minimum returned value, but is updated to support the nested level syntax allowed in this variable. stty now validates arguments before interacting with the device, ensuring there are no side effects to specifying an invalid option. If the file B already exists, commands like 'ln -f A B' and 'cp -fl A B' no longer remove B before creating the new link. That is, there is no longer a brief moment when B does not exist. ** New features expand and unexpand now support specifying a tab size to use after explicitly specified tab stops, by prefixing the last specified number like --tabs=2,4,/8.