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[bug #42318] find with xdev traverses other filesystem when mountpiont i

From: Dale Worley
Subject: [bug #42318] find with xdev traverses other filesystem when mountpiont is subdirectory
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:03:39 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #3, bug #42318 (project findutils):

My reading of the phrase "descend past" is that find will examine the
directory itself but will not proceed "past" it.  This depends on the detailed
connotations of the word "past".  And similarly I think the documentation in
comment #1 has the same meaning.

But it's not a good thing that a delicate consideration of the wording of the
manual page is needed to understand it correctly.  Not all the readers are
native English speakers.

I think it would be better to say "find will list a directory which is a mount
point but it will not recursively list any of its contents".


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