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[bug #15271] More misleading error messages

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [bug #15271] More misleading error messages
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 06:30:42 -0700
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                 Summary: More misleading error messages
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: ericb
            Submitted on: Thu 12/22/05 at 06:30
                Category: find
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Eric Blake
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
                 Release: 4.2.27
           Fixed Release: None



A couple more misleading messages, even with your latest patches in regards
to bug 15195:

$ find \( -true -a ! \)
find: invalid expression; you have too many ')'

nicer (similar to "find \( -true -a !"):
$ find \( -true -a ! \)
find: expected an expression after '!'

$ find \(
find: invalid expression; empty parentheses are not allowed.

nicer, option a (similar to "find \( -true"):
$ find \(
find: invalid expression; I was expecting to find a ')' somewhere but did not
see one.

nicer, option b (similar to "find !"):
$ find \(
find: expected an expression after '('


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