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Re: find: missing argument to `-execdir'

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: find: missing argument to `-execdir'
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:30:51 +0100

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 4:46 PM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi, I'm trying to run find on a Windows 2003 server and keep getting the 
> following error when trying to use -exec or -execdir. Can anybody help? 
> Thanks Adam
> find "M:/\DB3 SQL Backup" -mtime +7 -type f -execdir del -q {} \; -print
> find: missing argument to `-execdir'

The ";" is not being passed through to find.   You can probably
observe this by prefixing your command with "echo".

For help in diagnosing your shell quoting problem, consult the Cygwin
mailing list (I assume you are using Cygwin).


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