bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #26092, find.1 still marks -iwholename as...


bug #26092: find.1 still marks -iwholename as prefered over -ipath

Submitted by:  Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Submitted on:  Sun 05 Apr 2009 04:05:20 PM UTC  
Category:  documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Simon Waters Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  None Fixed Release:  4.5.5

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Sat 11 Apr 2009 03:06:40 PM UTC, comment #2: 

... and consistency with freeBSD. Although I think consistency with "path" is sufficient reason to prefer "ipath".

Simon Waters <srw>
Fri 10 Apr 2009 12:15:42 PM UTC, comment #1: 

POSIX doesn't include -ipath, so the argument for applying the patch is essentially consistency with -path, which is in POSIX.

James Youngman <jay>
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Sun 05 Apr 2009 04:05:20 PM UTC, original submission:  


this is http://bugs.debian.org/522389 submitted by Simon Waters:
As per resolved bug #336078 POSIX standardised on path/ipath over wholename/iwholename

However manual page still says "ipath" is deprecated use "iwholename". Whilst "wholename" correctly says to prefer "path" for portability. Took me a while to track down the explanation and current status of these options.

I believe upstreams online documentation is also incorrect on this matter, although the code correctly (since 4.4.0) no longer warns about use of ipath, and the changelog and NEWS both notes these changes and why.

Patch against GIT head attached.
cu andreas

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>


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        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.5.5
    2009-04-12 jay StatusNone => Fixed
    2009-04-10 jay Assigned toNone => jay
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