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These are the release notes and advice for upgrading Apache Commons IO from version 2.5 to version 2.6

                    Apache Commons IO is a package of Java utility classes like java.io.
                    Classes in this package are considered to be so standard and of such high
                    reuse as to justify existence in java.io.

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

                    Apache Commons IO 2.6 requires at least Java 7 to build and run.


                    All closeQuietly overloads in org.apache.commons.io.IOUtils have been
                    deprecated. Use the try-with-resources statement or handle suppressed
                    exceptions manually.

                    The class org.apache.commons.io.FileSystemUtils has been deprecated.
                    Use equivalent methods in java.nio.file.FileStore instead, e.g.
                    Files.getFileStore(Paths.get("/home")).getUsableSpace() or iterate over

                    COMPATIBILITY WITH JAVA 9

                    The MANIFEST.MF now contains an additional entry:

                    Automatic-Module-Name: org.apache.commons.io

                    This should make it possible to use Commons IO 2.6 as a module in the Java 9
                    module system. For more information see the corresponding issue:


                    Building Commons IO 2.6 should work out of the box with the latest Java 9
                    release. Please report any Java 9 related issues at:


                    NEW FEATURES

                    o IO-551: Add Automatic-Module-Name MANIFEST entry for Java 9 compatibility.
                    o IO-367: Add convenience methods for copyToDirectory. Thanks to James Sawle.
                    o IO-493: Add infinite circular input stream. Thanks to Piotr Turski.
                    o IO-507: Add a ByteOrderUtils class.
                    o IO-518: Add ObservableInputStream.
                    o IO-519: Add MessageDigestCalculatingInputStream.
                    o IO-513: Add convenience methods for reading class path resources.
                    Thanks to Behrang Saeedzadeh.

                    FIXED BUGS

                    o IO-550: Documentation issue, fix 404 Javadoc issues in the description page.
                    Thanks to Jimi Adrian.
                    o IO-442: Javadoc contradictory for FileFilterUtils.ageFileFilter(cutoff) and
                    the filter it constructs: AgeFileFilter(cutoff).
                    Thanks to Simon Robinson.
                    o IO-534: FileUtilTestCase.testForceDeleteDir() should not delete testDirectory
                    o IO-528: Fix Tailer.run race condition runaway logging. Thanks to Dave Moten.
                    o IO-483: getPrefixLength return -1 if Unix file contains colon.
                    Thanks to Marko Vasic.
                    o IO-520: FileUtilsTestCase#testContentEqualsIgnoreEOL fails on Windows.
                    o IO-516: .gitattributes not correctly applied. Thanks to Jason Pyeron.
                    o IO-515: Allow Specifying Initial Buffer Size of DeferredFileOutputStream.
                    Thanks to Brett Lounsbury, Gary Gregory.
                    o IO-512: ThresholdingOutputStream.thresholdReached() results in
                    FileNotFoundException. Thanks to Ralf Hauser.
                    o IO-511: After a few unit tests, a few newly created directories not cleaned
                    completely. Thanks to Ahmet Celik.
                    o IO-502: Exceptions are suppressed incorrectly when copying files.
                    Thanks to Christian Schulte.
                    o IO-503: Update platform requirement to Java 7.
                    o IO-537: BOMInputStream shouldn't sort array of BOMs in-place.
                    Thanks to Borys Zibrov.


                    o IO-542: FileUtils#readFileToByteArray: optimize reading of files with known
                    size. Thanks to Ilmars Poikans.
                    o IO-547: Throw a IllegalArgumentException instead of NullPointerException in
                    FileSystemUtils.freeSpaceWindows(). Thanks to Nikhil Shinde,
                    Michael Ernst, Gary Greory.
                    o IO-506: Deprecate methods FileSystemUtils.freeSpaceKb().
                    Thanks to Christian Schulte.
                    o IO-505: Make LineIterator implement Closeable to support try-with-resources
                    statements. Thanks to Christian Schulte.
                    o IO-504: Deprecated of all IOUtils.closeQuietly() methods and use
                    try-with-resources internally. Thanks to Christian Schulte.


                    o IO-514: Remove org.apache.commons.io.Java7Support.


                    Compatibility with 2.5:
                    Binary compatible: Yes.
                    Source compatible: Yes.
                    Semantic compatible: Yes.

                    Compatibility with 2.6 and 1.4:
                    Binary compatible: Yes.
                    Source compatible: No, see the rare case in
                    Semantic compatible: No, see the rare case in

                    Commons IO 2.6 requires Java 7 or later.
                    Commons IO 2.5 requires Java 6 or later.
                    Commons IO 2.4 requires Java 6 or later.
                    Commons IO 2.3 requires Java 6 or later.
                    Commons IO 2.2 requires Java 5 or later.
                    Commons IO 1.4 requires Java 1.3 or later.