bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #43507, find fails on -exec, -execdir,...

 
 

bug #43507: find fails on -exec, -execdir, -ok, -okdir

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 31 Oct 2014 07:09:08 AM UTC  
 
Category: findSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name: Mike TWOriginator Email: -unavailable-
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 4.4.2
Fixed Release: None

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Sun 02 Nov 2014 04:02:14 PM UTC, comment #2:

Andreas is correct.

James Youngman <jay>
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Fri 31 Oct 2014 05:30:16 PM UTC, comment #1:

On 2014-10-31 anonymous <INVALID.NOREPLY@gnu.org> wrote:

> <http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?43507>

[...]

> The find(1) manpage supplies in the EXAMPLES section the example


> $ find . -type f -exec file '{}'\;
> find: missing argument to `-exec'


> It happens on three different hosts (all Slackware 14.1) with Linux kernel
> versions 3.10.17, 3.15.10 and 3.17.1 respectively, and whether the user has a
> .bash_profile or not.


You are missing the space between '{}' and \;. - The manpage has it.

cu Andreas

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Fri 31 Oct 2014 07:09:08 AM UTC, original submission:

I must be doing something wrong, findutils-4.4.2 is not new and I find no such complaint regarding find/findutils on the Web.

This happens with both a 4.4.2 binary from the GNU/Linux distribution and a fresh compile of findutils-4.4.2.tar.gz obtained from ftp.gnu.org.

The find(1) manpage supplies in the EXAMPLES section the example

$ find . -type f -exec file '{}'\;
find: missing argument to `-exec'

It happens on three different hosts (all Slackware 14.1) with Linux kernel versions 3.10.17, 3.15.10 and 3.17.1 respectively, and whether the user has a .bash_profile or not.

As noted in the subject line, it's not only -exec that fails in this way.

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