The Commons IO team is pleased to announce the Commons IO 2.1 release!

The Commons IO library contains utility classes, stream implementations, file filters, file comparators and endian classes.

This is a drop-in replacement for 2.0.1. A list of the 7 new features, 1 change and 7 bug fixes in this release are found in the
release notes and below.

  https://commons.apache.org/io/changes-report.html#a2.1

For general information on Commons IO please visit the website:

 http://commons.apache.org/io/

The latest version may be downloaded from the following page:

 http://commons.apache.org/io/download_io.cgi

Thanks again to all involved in the release, both Commons users and
Commons developers.

= New features since 2.0.1 =

o Use standard Maven directory layout  Issue: IO-285. Thanks to ggregory.
o Add IOUtils API toString for URL and URI to get contents  Issue: IO-284. Thanks to ggregory.
o Add API FileUtils.copyFile(File input, OutputStream output)  Issue: IO-282. Thanks to ggregory.
o FileAlterationObserver has no getter for FileFilter  Issue: IO-262.
o Add FileUtils.getFile API with varargs parameter  Issue: IO-261.
o Add new APPEND parameter for writing string into files  Issue: IO-182.
o Add new read method "toByteArray" to handle InputStream with known size.  Issue: IO-251. Thanks to Marco Albini.

= Fixed Bugs since 2.0.1 =

o Dubious use of mkdirs() return code  Issue: IO-280. Thanks to sebb.
o ReaderInputStream enters infinite loop when it encounters an unmappable character  Issue: IO-277.
o FileUtils.moveFile() JavaDoc should specify FileExistsException thrown  Issue: IO-264.
o ClassLoaderObjectInputStream does not handle Proxy classes  Issue: IO-260.
o Tailer returning partial lines when reaching EOF before EOL  Issue: IO-274. Thanks to Frank Grimes.
o FileUtils.copyFile() throws IOException when copying large files to a shared directory (on Windows)  Issue: IO-266. Thanks to Igor Smereka.
o FileSystemUtils.freeSpaceKb throws exception for Windows volumes with no visible files.
        Improve coverage by also looking for hidden files.  Issue: IO-263. Thanks to Gil Adam.

= Changes since 2.0.1 =

o FileAlterationMonitor.stop(boolean allowIntervalToFinish)  Issue: IO-259.

Gary, on behalf of the Apache Commons community
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