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Version 1.8 Released

Item posted by Sergey Poznyakoff <gray> on Sat 01 Oct 2016 09:20:33 AM UTC.

GNU Rush version 1.8 is available for download from Main GNU and GNU.ORG.UA archives.

New in this version:

rushlast and rushwho

Select the most suitable time representation for the duration field, depending on the requested width.

Chroot Handling

If chroot is requested, re-read the password database after chrooting.

Supplementary User Groups

Set supplementary groups when switching to user privileges.

Change Provisions for Interactive Shell Usage

Interactive rules are marked with the keyword "interactive".  Only such rules are considered when rush is invoked without the -c option.  Support for the old (global) interactive keyword is discontinued.

The "env" Statement

The env statement can contain references to unmodified environment variables.  E.g. this is now valid:

  env PATH=/sbin:$PATH

Testsuite is Provided



  • Minor fix in TXPMUX code.
  • Fix CVE-2013-6889

Manpages are Provided

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