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Re: bug in FIND: argument list too damn long using -exec chmod 440 {} +

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: bug in FIND: argument list too damn long using -exec chmod 440 {} +
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:57:55 +0100

On 3/26/06, D Antryg M Revok <address@hidden> wrote:
> you /probably/ don't care, since it's been "good enough" for the GNU
> tradition ( to be arbitrary and broken ) for years, but incompetence is
> incompentence.
> If I rig my work to abuse all into obedience, everyone has the right to
> call-me on it, and some programmers have similar integrity-values.
> Cheers.

In order for us to be able to help you, you need to proivide us with
enough information to figure out what is going on with your problem. 
You might want to read the "How to Ask Questions" FAQ that Bob
referred to, but in case you don't want to take the time to do that,
we would need to know, as a minimum,

1. What operating system are you using?
2. Which version of findutils are you using?
3. What is the EXACT text of the error message?
4. What is the EXACT command line that you used?  You didn't state this.
5. It woud also help a great deal if you could let us know what
command line is being built.   See below.

To help us figure out what the problem command line is, it's most
useful to use a tool like "strace" (if your OS supports such a thing).
 You can use it like this:

 strace -v -f -e fork,execve find .......

If I've misunderstood the problem you are actually having, please try
to restate it more clearly.  If you're not sure what information I
might need, take a look at ESR's FAQ.


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