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Re: Minor typos on find(1) manpage

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: Minor typos on find(1) manpage
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 13:47:57 +0100

On 7/15/07, S.-H.Zimmermann <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi, all,
the find(1) manpage looks really good.
This is rather important, since that utility is not the easiest one
to understand and to use.

Some minor details which might be fixed:

   ( -context ...  non-standard extension, okay with me )
not in alphabetical order.

Thanks for spotting that.   There is no -context test in the upstream code.

Same goes for

   "This *IS* a much more secure method"

I think I have now fixed all the ordering issues there.

        period instead of comma in list in ().


        Identical under HISTORY.

Can't find that one in my version, are you sure?

    Other predicates:
        "The POSIX standard requires that<very hard break>
         The find utility shall detect ..."
        Something is wrong wiith this sentence.

That is deliberate, the indented paragraph is a quotation.  I have
changed the phrasing of the surrounding text to make this clearer.

    -perm /mode
       even lower importance ...
       a hyphen might be inserted before the name 'perm'
       "... with the behaviour of perm -000"


       actually spelled with 'z', "internationalization"

Not here it isn't.  Not everybody lives in the USA :-)

       (see LANG,LC_ALL above; that's why I18N has been invented).
       LC_MESSAGES internationali*s*ed?

Splitting my last hairs now,
    "use of the -exec option"
    is actually an "action"
    (several times; mostly called 'action', should be consistent).

Good catch.  Fixed three of these.   Thanks.

I've seen those on manpages and
found them also e.g. at http://linux.die.net/man/1/find
but I'm not sure who is maintaining the genuine text

I am the upstream author.   You've sent your nits to the right place.
Thanks for the help.    I have entered your bug report into the
findutils bug tracking system
(https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?20552).  This allows me to
remember to mention the fix in the release notes and so on.   It also
means that you will get an email when I commit the change fixing the
problem (this will happen after the patch has been reviewed).


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