bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #49453, find man page erroneous example


bug #49453: find man page erroneous example

Submitted by:  Andrey Hsiao <andreyhsiao>
Submitted on:  Thu 27 Oct 2016 04:00:28 AM UTC  
Category: documentationSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: Wrong resultStatus: Duplicate
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: NoneFixed Release: None

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Fri 28 Oct 2016 02:41:19 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for the report, however, this has already been reported in
and is already fixed in our Git repository:

Therefore, I'm marking this as 'Duplicate'.

Have a nice day,

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Thu 27 Oct 2016 04:00:28 AM UTC, original submission:

Below example does not return expected results from the find man page EXAMPLES section.

find repo/ -exec test -d {}/.svn \; -or \
-exec test -d {}/.git \; -or -exec test -d {}/CVS \; \
-print -prune

Given the following directory of projects and their associated SCM administrative directories, perform an efficient search for the projects' roots:


The command won't work as expected since 'and' has higher precedence than 'or'.

Adding the parentheses should fix the issue.

find repo/ \( -exec test -d {}/.svn \; -or \
-exec test -d {}/.git \; -or -exec test -d {}/CVS \; \) \
-print -prune

Andrey Hsiao <andreyhsiao>


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