bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #36960, No warning when regextype not in...


bug #36960: No warning when regextype not in beginning of expression

Submitted by:  marko asplund <marko_asplund>
Submitted on:  Thu 26 Jul 2012 07:12:53 AM UTC  
Category: documentationSeverity: 2 - Minor
Item Group: NoneStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: 4.4.2Fixed Release: None

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Thu 26 Jul 2012 07:39:16 AM UTC, comment #1:

I think the documentation needs to be fixed. This construct for example should not produce a warning:

find . -regex '\./smp\{1,\}.*' -regextype grep -regex '[xQ]'

James Youngman <jay>
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Thu 26 Jul 2012 07:12:53 AM UTC, original submission:

the find man page says:

All options always return true. Except for -daystart, -follow and -regextype, the options affect all tests,
including tests specified before the option. This is because the options are processed when the command line is
parsed, while the tests don't do anything until files are examined. The -daystart, -follow and -regextype
options are different in this respect, and have an effect only on tests which appear later in the command line.
Therefore, for clarity, it is best to place them at the beginning of the expression. A warning is issued if you
don't do this.

when i run the following command there's no warning message:

find . -regex '\./smp\{1,\}.*' -regextype grep

marko asplund <marko_asplund>


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