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Re: [PATCH]: ls: add --user-format option for user defined format

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: ls: add --user-format option for user defined format
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 14:30:48 +0100

Hi Ondřej,

By the way, someone wrote this privately:
> [a] reservation I have against adding --printf to ls is that
> inexperienced shell scripters will use that before find -printf.
> Thus shell scripts on newer linux systems will tend to become
> less portable wrt older linux and other posix systems.

That is true, but if we (you ;-) do the job right,
the documentation for ls --printf will strongly urge
the reader to avoid using it in scripts, with a suggestion
to use find's more portable -printf predicate instead.

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