bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #20561, find should complain more clearly...

 
 

bug #20561: find should complain more clearly on backtrack failure and abort

Submitted by:  Michael Coleman <mkc>
Submitted on:  Mon 23 Jul 2007 03:31:46 PM UTC  
 
Category:  find Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Need Info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.25 Fixed Release:  None

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Sat 02 Apr 2011 09:59:00 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Closing (after much more than a month).

James Youngman <jay>
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Thu 07 Oct 2010 09:45:31 AM UTC, comment #2: 

If no response in a month, I'll close this bug.

James Youngman <jay>
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Sun 11 Apr 2010 10:48:49 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Sounds like it is worth fixing the phrasing of the error message.  Which specific message is misleading?

James Youngman <jay>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 23 Jul 2007 03:31:46 PM UTC, original submission:  

At least in find 4.2.25, if find attempts to backtrack (apparently by doing a chdir("..")) and that backtrack fails, find essentially aborts.  The error message given, though, does not clearly indicated that this is happening--it looks like the simple permission error (warning) that is given when find cannot enter a directory.  Many users would probably find this misleading.

Michael Coleman <mkc>

 

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