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[bug #56106] make it easier to exclude a directory

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: [bug #56106] make it easier to exclude a directory
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 01:55:23 -0400 (EDT)
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Update of bug #56106 (project findutils):

                Category:                    None => find                   
                  Status:                    None => Works For Me           
             Assigned to:                    None => berny                  


Follow-up Comment #1:

Wow, what a stackoverflow thread!  I didn't read through it much
as the proposed commands seem to address some other aspects as well.

Your examples often use -path (alias -wholename) while I think you
wanted -name.

> The expected behavior would be to exclude everything matching a
> given prefix or directory, including the directory itself, from
> the set of files or directories that would normally be returned
> without the added predicate.

What about the following (which is documented both in the man page
and the texinfo documentation)?

$ find . -name .git -prune -o -print

As some users already seem to be overwhelmed with the complexity
and possibilities of find(1) predicates, adding yet another probably
conflicting way would be even more confusing.
Finally, the above works quite nice, so I don't see a need.
Therefore, I'm marking this as "works for me".

Have a nice day,


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