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Re: filutils 4.1

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: filutils 4.1
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 22:02:21 +0200

"James Youngman" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 6/16/06, James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 6/16/06, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
>> >
>> > >   find $PWD/* -printf '%A@ %p\n'|sort -nr
>> >
>> > Wow, learn something every day.  Thanks.
>> >
>> > Alas, though, this mishandles files whose time stamps differ only in
>> > the subsecond parts, whereas 'ls' by itself would get it right.  Looks
>> > like 'find' is another program that needs to be updated to be struct
>> > timespec-aware.
>> I thought about this a year or so ago. The obvious thing to do is to
>> change %A@ and friends so that they produce a number which is no
>> longer an integer.  I enquired on the bug-findutils mailing list about
>> whether anybody thought that this would break scripts currently
>> depending on the existing behaviour.  At the time, I took no response
>> as "shrug" rather than "no".
> Again, no response :)    Should I assume the feature is not useful
> enough to incur the time overhead of maintaining it?

Hi James,
I think it would be worth maintaining.

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