nigel at adi.co.nz
Mon Apr 14 05:38:45 UTC 2008
On 14/04/2008, at 4:27 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> What does MacOSX's "man find" say?
The synopsis specifies:
find [-H | -L | -P] [-EXdsx] [-f pathname] pathname ... expression
find [-H | -L | -P] [-EXdsx] -f pathname [pathname ...] expression
It then remarks in the Bugs section that:
As there is no delimiter separating options and file names or
and the expression, it is difficult to specify files named -xdev
These problems are handled by the -f option and the getopt(3)
It looks as though pathname just isn't optional.
I notice that all the uses of find in the bootstrap script under the
'clean' heading have already been adapted to this form; perhaps
someone else has already encountered this.
> * Which "find" is it?
> [Please check the output of:
> which find
> type -p find
> find --version
Its in /usr/bin/find, it doesn't accept --version
> * Which shell are you using?
> * Do you have white spaces or special characters in $PATH, cwd,
> or $HOME?
No - since the discovery that tilde is a second-class citizen I have
been trying to avoid that. Unless you are about to tell me that
underscore is thought of in the same way...
> * Do you have any POSIX_* compatibility or similar environment
Not that I know of. What should I look for?
> * Which version of MacOS X is it?
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