bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #55417, Minor Typo


bug #55417: Minor Typo

Submitted by:  Ahmad ElKomey <ahmad_elkomey>
Submitted on:  Tue 08 Jan 2019 10:39:35 AM UTC  
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.6.0 Fixed Release:  None

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Sun 05 May 2019 07:14:35 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Normally I would follow the latest stable release, but in practice it's been so long since we did a release that was easier to update from head than a tagged historic release.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Sun 05 May 2019 06:06:45 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hi James,

Do you like to have inter-version updates in the web manual, too,
or do you prefer that it reflects the last released version?

Have a nice day,

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 05 May 2019 04:44:42 PM UTC, comment #2: 

The source tree now has a tool for automating these updates, build-aux/update-online-manual.sh.  There is a brief explanation of hwo to use it in find-maint.texi.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Tue 08 Jan 2019 11:09:31 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Nice catch. Thanks for the report.
Pushed into the web repo:

#55417: fix typo in example

With -execdir, the final ';' must be a separate argument:
- find -execdir sh -c 'something "$@"' sh {}\;
+ find -execdir sh -c 'something "$@"' sh {} \;

This seems to have been a problem with the HTML generation at that time,
because I cannot reproduce this with 'make html' on my system today.

* manual/html_mono/find.html (11.2.1 Problems with -exec and filenames):
Add a space before ";" as shown above.
* manual/html_node/find_html/Problems-with-_002dexec-and-filenames.html: Likewise.
* manual/text/find.txt: Likewise.

Reported by Ahmad ElKomey in

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of minutes..hours.

Have a nice day,

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 08 Jan 2019 10:39:35 AM UTC, original submission:  

I was reading the documentation here, when I came across the command:

find -execdir sh -c 'something "$@"' sh {}\;

Just a space should be added right before the last backslash.

Thank you very much for your enormous and great efforts.

Ahmad ElKomey <ahmad_elkomey>


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