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bug #52890: `find --name` ignores files with non-printable character in the filename

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 14 Jan 2018 11:35:30 PM UTC  
 
Category:  find Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  H.-Dirk Schmitt Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.6.0
Fixed Release:  None

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Mon 15 Jan 2018 03:54:34 PM UTC, comment #3:

You've discovered a fundamental flaw in the specification of the glob() function - it is only required to have well-defined behavior on byte strings that are valid encodings in the current locale. There is no portable way to make glob patterns match file names that contain encoding errors in a multibyte locale. But what you CAN do is specify 'LC_ALL=C find' for any situation where you want to ensure that globs cannot fail due to encoding errors, because the C locale is guaranteed by POSIX to be a single-byte 8-bit-clean locale (thus, no encoding errors are possible in that locale, and glob() no longer has to worry about failure to match a byte string that is not a valid character string).

Eric Blake <ericb>
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Sun 14 Jan 2018 11:55:52 PM UTC, comment #2:

I give up :-(

asterisk ERR asterisk

Anonymous
Sun 14 Jan 2018 11:54:49 PM UTC, comment #1:

Sorry markup has rotten the report - it shoud be:
`find -name '*ERR*' '

Anonymous
Sun 14 Jan 2018 11:35:30 PM UTC, original submission:

See also https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/findutils/+bug/1742011

Affected: 4.6.0 in xenial, artful, bionic
bionic version is 4.6.0+git+20170828

Simple test case:
-----------------
```
touch $(echo -e ERR'\0303'OR )
touch NON_ERROR
find . -name "*ERR*"
```

Result is that only the file NON_ERROR is shown and the file with the non-printable character ERR?OR is missing.

`find .` (without -name) show both files.

Anonymous

 

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