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authorPeter Stephenson <pws@users.sourceforge.net>2012-06-15 21:23:41 +0000
committerPeter Stephenson <pws@users.sourceforge.net>2012-06-15 21:23:41 +0000
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@@ -5,11 +5,11 @@ THE Z SHELL (ZSH)
-This is version 4.3.17 of the shell. This is a development release,
-but is believed to be reasonably stable. Sites where the users need to
-edit command lines with multibyte characters (in particular UTF-8)
-will probably want to upgrade. The previous widely released version
-of the shell was 4.3.15.
+This is version 5.0.0 of the shell. This is a stable release.
+There have been only incremental changes since the last development
+version, 4.3.17. The new major version number represents the
+substantial changes since the 4.2 stable release series. The
+changes are detailed in the file NEWS.
Installing Zsh
@@ -33,16 +33,8 @@ details, see the documentation.
Possible incompatibilities
-In some 4.3.X releases of zsh, the completion system added a ".." as a
-trial completion whenever completing directories. This was a bug: as
-documented in the zshcompsys manual, this feature needs to be turned on by
-a style:
- zstyle ':completion:*' special-dirs true
-The rest of this section documents incompatibilities in the shell since the
-4.2 series of releases.
+Here are some incompatibilities in the shell since the 4.2 series of
+releases. It is hoped most users will not be adversely affected by these.
In previous releases of the shell, builtin commands and precommand
modifiers that did not accept options also did not recognize the