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Re: Can't say "if File is older than file" over the phone

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: Can't say "if File is older than file" over the phone
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 21:16:18 +0200
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On 4/12/19 11:02 AM, James Youngman wrote:
> Sounds good, please send a patch.

What about turning the sentence around similar to how POSIX [1] does?
[1] http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/find.html
The attached proposes an improved wording.

Apart from that, the description of when -H/-L is in use with a symbolic
link as reference file was wrong: find(1) always uses the mtime of the
reference file (also for -anewer and -cnewer!).
This is surprising to me, because I'd have expected that -anewer is
comparing atime of the current file vs. atime of the reference file etc.,
but obviously not.  This seems to be since "the beginning".
Therefore, I'm 60:40 to document the current behavior than changing
@James: WDYT?

Have a nice day,

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