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[bug #20802] find -delete anomalies

From: James Youngman
Subject: [bug #20802] find -delete anomalies
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 10:58:28 +0000
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Update of bug #20802 (project findutils):

                  Status:               Confirmed => In Progress            
             Assigned to:                    None => jay                    


Follow-up Comment #1:

I've changed the code such that if -delete fails, find's exit status will be

One of the reasons that we skip deletion of "." is for compatibility with
*BSD, where this action originated.   I'm certainly willing to further discuss
the removal of this special case, but I would prefer to mark this particular
bug as fixed.  So, if you'd like to press for removal of the special case,
please go ahead and open a fresh bug for that.   Thanks.


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