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[bug #51711] non-helping error output with find

From: anonymous
Subject: [bug #51711] non-helping error output with find
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 03:23:11 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #8, bug #51711 (project findutils):

>> -the number of acceptable -name arguments
> I tried to find a place both in find's manpage and the Texinfo
> manual (in latest Git), but didn't find an ambiguous place where
> I could read that -name would accept more than 1 argument.
> Would you please point to the relevant place?

As I pointed out in comment#5:
"I didn't find the place, where it does. What I found in man find was
'-name pattern' instead of 'patterns', but this is not a clear statement
imo. But also: in 'info find', node 'Primary Index' I fond '-name Base
name patterns' with s! "

I argued, that it is not written, that it accepts only one argument,
while you argue, that it is not written, that it accepts more than 1
argument. Is this a standard (that normally there is only one argument,
if not specified else) or why do you assume so? Then I would be sorry
for having taking your time because of this.

> -the insufficient non-bug explananation in man find [...]
> __________________^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> sorry, I don't understand what you mean by this.
> Would you please point to a place there you think is not
> sufficient (and suggest a better wording, ideally as a Git
> patch)?

I meant, that in "man find" the part "non-bug" assumes, that "of course"
the there given example will not work. No more explanation why. This is
not enough.

have a nice day,


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