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

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue Feb 14 16:02:03 2012  
Category: documentationSeverity: 2 - Minor
Item Group: NoneStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name: Originator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 4.4.0
Fixed Release: None

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Sun Nov 18 16:19:49 2012, 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>
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Sun Nov 18 15:39:43 2012, 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 AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue Apr 24 00:48:51 2012, comment #1:

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

Tue Feb 14 16:02:03 2012, 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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