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Re: find acting weird

From: Юрий Пухальский
Subject: Re: find acting weird
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 19:58:30 +0400

2010/5/26 Dmitry V. Levin <address@hidden>:
> Hi,
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 01:42:53PM +0400, Юрий Пухальский wrote:
>> I'm trying to remove the directories with find -exec and i've
>> encountered that for some reason the behaviour is strange. I've tested
>> with 4.1.20, 4.2.27 and 4.4.2.
>> I'm doing the following:
>> devfe:~>mkdir -p findtest/a/b
>> devfe:~>cd findtest/
>> devfe:~/findtest>find . -name a -exec rm -rf {} \;
>> find: ./a: No such file or directory
>> devfe:~/findtest>ls
> find(1) is not aware of potential side effects of -exec command.
> You can instruct it not to enter processed directories by adding -prune,
> e. g. find . -name a -exec rm -rf {} \; -prune
Yes, for me it'll be perfect. But the question of small vagueness in
standard remains.

> BTW, the find manual recommends to avoid -exec due to security risks;
> -execdir is more secure, and -delete is the most secure and efficient.
:) Well, i'm using the standard to be portable...

> --
> ldv

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