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:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Duplicate
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Fixed 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
http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?47482
and is already fixed in our Git repository:
http://git.sv.gnu.org/cgit/findutils.git/commit/?id=47d8fd38f7

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

Have a nice day,
Berny

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
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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:

repo/project1/CVS
repo/gnu/project2/.svn
repo/gnu/project3/.svn
repo/gnu/project3/src/.svn
repo/project4/.git
"""

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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