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Re: Technical reason to use `-path "./foo" -prune` vs `-name "foo" -prun
Re: Technical reason to use `-path "./foo" -prune` vs `-name "foo" -prune`
Tue, 5 Apr 2011 19:26:23 +0100
[re-adding the mailing list again]
On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 7:10 PM, Peggy Russell
> I find `-D search` the most helpful of debug options.
Good to know. I didn't know anybody else used them.
> Most of the -D options seem
> geared towards optimization rather than diagnostic, although maybe
> I'll learn down the road that they are one in the same.
Well, I implemented -D as I was writing the cost-based optimiser, in
order to make it easier to visualise the effect of optimisations.
So if you have suggestions for things that need a -D option but do not
have one, please suggest away.
> Subtracting the directory, it seems more difficult to prevent
> `-name` from pruning './baz/umsp/foo'. It seems to make more
> sense and maybe safer in the long-run, to use `-path` when
> referring to a file that is a directory for pruning.
I totally agree.