bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #55443, False Info


bug #55443: False Info

Submitted by:  Ahmad ElKomey <ahmad_elkomey>
Submitted on:  Thu 10 Jan 2019 06:47:15 PM UTC  
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  4.5.11 Fixed Release:  None

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Sun 13 Jan 2019 07:42:11 PM UTC, comment #3: 

That sentence refers to "Both ...", i.e, also to the terminating ";" which has AFAIK always has to be either escaped or quoted.
Therefore, I'm 60:40 to leave that sentence as it is.

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
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Fri 11 Jan 2019 12:25:06 PM UTC, comment #2: 

@worley: You are correct. I don't know how to edit my original post.

Ahmad ElKomey <ahmad_elkomey>
Fri 11 Jan 2019 01:34:26 AM UTC, comment #1: 

It's probably best to say "may need to be quoted".  In fact, whether it needs to be quoted depends on the shell in question.  And there are multiple shells.

Dale Worley <worley>
Thu 10 Jan 2019 06:47:15 PM UTC, original submission:  

I was going over the documentation and came across the following:

find takes all arguments after ‘-execdir’ to be part of the command until an argument consisting of ‘;’ is reached. It replaces the string ‘{}’ by the current file name being processed everywhere it occurs in the command. Both of these constructions need to be escaped (with a ‘\’) or quoted to protect them from expansion by the shell.


The thing is, the curly braces need not be quoted.

Ahmad ElKomey <ahmad_elkomey>


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