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bug #52592: Documentation for 'find' unclear on default regex type

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Submitted:  Tue 05 Dec 2017 08:26:27 PM UTC
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
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Tue 05 Dec 2017 08:26:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

Section 2.1.2 Full Name Patterns [1] states under '-regex' that the default regex dialect is "POSIX basic regular expressions", and just below, under '-regextype' it's stated that the default is "Regular expressions compatible with GNU Emacs".  (They differ in at least the support for '\{n,m\}' and '?')

The web documentation [2] still refers to  'posix-basic' regexes as synonym for the undocumented 'ed', but that seems to be fixed in git.

[1] https://www.gnu.org/software/findutils/manual/html_node/find_html/Full-Name-Patterns.html

[2] https://www.gnu.org/software/findutils/manual/html_node/find_html/Regular-Expressions.html#Regular-Expressions



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