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Re: Proposed release announcement for findutils-4.6.0 - request for comm
Re: Proposed release announcement for findutils-4.6.0 - request for comments
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:48:06 +0100
On 2015-12-27 James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
> 1. Some backward-incompatible changes have been made to find:
> - egrep regular expressions now work like GNU grep -E
> - Minor changes to the way nanoseconds fields are printed
> - find -perm +mode is now fully POSIX compliant (if you
> want the old behaviour use -perm /mode).
I think this is too weak.
find -perm +symbolic_mode stopped being very useful with findutils
4.2.25 because it conflicted with POSIX.
The big change in 4.5 is dropping support for -perm +numeric_mode,
which might or might not be invalid syntax in POSIX, but does not
conflict with POSIX. It does conflict with chmod's intepretation of
+numeric_mode, which afaict from https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?38474
seems to have been the real reason for dropping findutils' support.
- find -perm +numeric_mode is not supported anymore. This syntax is
unspecified/unsupported by POSIX. The functionality continues to be
available with -perm /numeric_mode. (#38474)
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