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Re: Regression: "find dir/. -type d -empty -delete" claims 'unsuccessful

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Regression: "find dir/. -type d -empty -delete" claims 'unsuccessful', breaking scripts.
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:15:48 -0700
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On 11/18/2013 04:55 PM, Linda A. Walsh wrote:
> In coreutils 8.21-7.1.3.
> It has been standard to use "." in a directory to mean it's contents
> on a recursive or copy  (compare cp -al src/. dst/.).
> However, "find dir/. -type d -empty -delete"  works, but
> exits with a failure code causing scripts to break.

This behavior is required by POSIX.  Sorry.

> POSIX is dead

Ranting against POSIX won't buy you any friends.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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