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[bug #32976] find has no option to ignore case of starting directories

From: Linda A. Walsh
Subject: [bug #32976] find has no option to ignore case of starting directories
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 22:49:51 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #32976 (project findutils):

A starting path is one given on the command line telling find where to _start_
the search, i.e: the 'path' in:
  find [-H] [-L] [-P] [-D debugopts] [-Olevel] [path...] [expression]

/tmp$ touch a
/tmp$ find A
find: `A': No such file or directory
/tmp$ find -i A
find: unknown predicate `-i'

Note that while a -i form ignores case for all other path options, it doesn't
work for the path telling find where to start the search.

Also, please note: ignoring case of paths was considered a necessary feature
of find, but it doesn't work for starting paths.   I would (and did) consider
this to be a bug (even though it may have been forgotten during the design
phase).  I wouldn't consider consistent treatment for paths to be something
that fell into the category of a 'wish'.  However, given my experience with
some *paid* products, recently, even being able to 'install' software is
sometimes not something that some companies consider to be a supported
feature.  :-/  (*sigh*)...


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