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bug #35528: manual/html_mono/find.html#Single-File: -exec is mentioned where -execdir is correct

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 14 Feb 2012 04:02:03 PM UTC
Category:  documentation Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.4.0
Fixed Release:  None
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Sun 18 Nov 2012 04:19:49 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I have now updated http://www.gnu.org/software/findutils/manual/find.html and the pages it points to using the findutils source.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Sun 18 Nov 2012 03:39:43 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Actually not; the current source in thr git repo says this:

Execute command; true if zero status is returned. find takes all arguments after ‘-execdir’ to be part of the command until an argument consisting of ‘;’ is reached. It replaces the string ‘{}’ by the current file name being processed everywhere it occurs in the command. Both of these constructions need to be escaped (with a ‘\’) or quoted to protect them from expansion by the shell. The command is executed in the directory in which find was run.

However the online version does need to be updated.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Tue 24 Apr 2012 12:48:51 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This obviously applies to all the documentation - not just the file that the OP linked to.

Tue 14 Feb 2012 04:02:03 PM UTC, original submission:  

http://www.gnu.org/software/findutils/manual/html_mono/find.html#Single-File :

— Action: -execdir command ;

    Execute command; true if zero status is returned. find takes all arguments after ‘-exec’

  Instead of -exec, it should have written -execdir.



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