bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #13326, Implement --show-control-chars


bug #13326: Implement --show-control-chars

Submitter:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted:  Tue 07 Jun 2005 07:32:39 PM UTC
Category:  find Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Fixed Release:  None
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Sat 03 Sep 2005 10:38:32 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Temporary workaround: since the characters are output unchanged when stdout is not a terminal, you can do this to achieve the same effect:

find .......   -print | cat

piping the output through cat simply works around the real problem, which is the lack of adequate control over what find is doing.

James Youngman <jay>
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Tue 07 Jun 2005 07:32:39 PM UTC, original submission:  

Currently (in the development code) find will hide control characters when stdout (or the output file for -fprint and friends) is a tty.  We should have options to control this default (e.g. turn it fully on or fully off).

Similarly for locate.

Suggestion from Dmitry V. Levin.

James Youngman <jay>
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