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bug #19120: Patch to fix single quotes in man page find(1)

Submitter:  Reuben Thomas <rrt>
Submitted:  Thu 22 Feb 2007 01:36:20 AM UTC
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Reuben Thomas Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.28 Fixed Release:  4.5.6b
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Fri 10 Jul 2009 10:07:24 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Applied to the 4.5.x tree.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Thu 01 May 2008 01:23:41 PM UTC, comment #4: 

If this patch has not already been made in some form, it may help to know that I've made a copyright assignment to findutils, so you can use it.

If it has already been made, feel free to close this item.

Reuben Thomas <rrt>
Sat 07 Jul 2007 09:17:19 AM UTC, comment #3: 

The only problem is size.  Because of the size of the patch, it would require a copyright assignment.  However, the proposed changes are straightforward.  This means it is probably more efficient to point out the specific types of things that need to be changed than to provide a patch.   It's a bit awkward that it should sometimes be more work to apply a patch than re-invent it, but that is the situation in which the GNU projct sometimes unwillingly finds itself.   But see also http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/findutils-patches/2007-07/msg00001.html

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Fri 06 Jul 2007 11:46:18 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Is there some problem with this patch? I'd like to see a nicer-looking (and more useful) man page!

Reuben Thomas <rrt>
Sun 24 Jun 2007 04:18:59 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Cool. This has just been pointed out to me in <http://bugs.debian.org/430139> and there is already a patch. ;-)

BTW imho for this specific example the quotes should simply be dropped; i.e. instead of

-find . \-wholename './src/emacs' \-prune \-o \-print
+find . \-wholename \(aq./src/emacs\(aq \-prune \-o \-print

this would be used:
-find . \-wholename './src/emacs' \-prune \-o \-print
+find . \-wholename ./src/emacs \-prune \-o \-print

Otherwise the patch looks fine to me in both C and UTF-8 locale.
cu andreas

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Thu 22 Feb 2007 01:36:20 AM UTC, original submission:  

The use of single quotes in this man page is frequently erroneous. My fixes fall into the following categories:

1. Use ` instead of ' at the start of quoted text.

2. Use \(aq instead of ' or \' in commands to get a literal straight quote.

3. Use ` and ' instead of `` and '' (for consistency).

I attach a unified diff against find(1) as shipped with 4.2.28.

Reuben Thomas <rrt>


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file #12024:  find.1.patch added by rrt (10KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2010-03-31 jay Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.5.6b
    2009-07-10 jay StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone jay
    2007-06-24 ametzler Carbon-CopyRemoved 20807 -
    2007-02-22 rrt Attached File- Added find.1.patch, #12024
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