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
and is already fixed in our Git repository:

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

Have a nice day,

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Project AdministratorIn 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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