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Re: feature request for "find" -- text and binary files

From: Kevin Dalley
Subject: Re: feature request for "find" -- text and binary files
Date: 22 Jun 2001 17:19:29 -0700
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Thanks for your request.

Binary versus text is not really well defined.  You could use file
with find to determine certain characteristics of files.  My first
thought on this issue is that the functionality belongs in another
program, but I'm willing to listen more arguments.

address@hidden writes:

> I would like "find" to be able to test for text and binary
> files, like the PERL -T and -B operators.  I suppose the code
> can actually be lifted from PERL, for consistency's sake.
> joseph.buehler at spirentcom dot com
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Kevin Dalley

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