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Re: make {} always work even outside -exec

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: make {} always work even outside -exec
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 11:18:34 +0100

On 10/9/06, Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
One has to do
$ find -type f -exec find {} ! -anewer {} \;

Unless I am mistaken, "find foo ! -anewer foo" always succeeds unless
foo is touched during the execution of find.

because you haven't opened up restrictions on the use of {} to non
-exec, -ok usages:
$ find -type f ! -anewer {}
or maybe
$ find -type f ! -anewerself

To be honest, I fail to see the utility of the functionality I think
you are describing.  Perhaps you could explain more fully, or give a
more obviously useful example.


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