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[bug #44221] Spurious warning about non-option arguments is spurious

From: Dale Worley
Subject: [bug #44221] Spurious warning about non-option arguments is spurious
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:06:33 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #7, bug #44221 (project findutils):

Given the existence of -o and !, it is not true that "everything after a dash
is a filter that narrows down the scope of what find finds".  That is the
fundamental reason users have to be made aware of the proper use of options --
they don't work like most users think they work.  Yes, if you aren't using -o
or !, then the one obvious interpretation of a misused -maxdepth (move it to
the beginning) is almost certainly what the user expects, but if there is a
-o, the odds are quite good that the one obvious interpretation is *not* what
the user expects.  (Indeed, there is no way to specify to find what the user
is likely expecting.)


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