bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #28824, incorrect error message on invalid...


bug #28824: incorrect error message on invalid argument

Submitter:  Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Submitted:  Fri 05 Feb 2010 06:50:41 PM UTC
Category:  find Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Marc Lehmann Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.4.2 Fixed Release:  4.5.6b
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Sat 20 Feb 2010 07:32:53 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Fixed in 4.4.x branch.
Fixed in 4.5.x branch.

James Youngman <jay>
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Sat 06 Feb 2010 03:19:21 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This  is not specific to -(a|m|c)time:

ametzler@argenau:/tmp/FIND$ find /tmp/ -links aas
find: missing argument to `-links'
ametzler@argenau:/tmp/FIND$ find /tmp/ -gid ghhg
find: missing argument to `-gid'
ametzler@argenau:/tmp/FIND$ find /tmp/ -cmin x
find: missing argument to `-cmin'

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Fri 05 Feb 2010 06:50:41 PM UTC, original submission:  

(SID)ametzler@argenau:~$ find /tmp/ -ctime x
find: missing argument to `-ctime'
(SID)ametzler@argenau:~$ find --version
find (GNU findutils) 4.4.2

This is non-ancient breakage and also applies to GIT head. (both oldfind and find). It was introduced in 4.3.6, earlier versions are fine:

findutils_4.2.33-1/usr/bin/find: invalid argument `x' to `-ctime'
findutils_4.3.5-1/usr/bin/find: invalid argument `x' to `-ctime'
findutils_4.3.6-1/usr/bin/find: missing argument to `-ctime'
findutils_4.3.8-1/usr/bin/find: missing argument to `-ctime'

The issue was reported by Marc Lehmann in http://bugs.debian.org/568490

cu andreas

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>


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    2010-03-31 jay Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.5.6b
    2010-02-20 jay StatusIn Progress Fixed
    2010-02-20 jay StatusNone In Progress
        Assigned toNone jay
    2010-02-06 ametzler Carbon-CopyRemoved 20807 -
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