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[bug #56410] find -L doesn't follow symlinks outside the specified searc

From: Arthur Pogosyan
Subject: [bug #56410] find -L doesn't follow symlinks outside the specified search scope
Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 05:28:10 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #9, bug #56410 (project findutils):

OK, i'm trying to say, that according to find manual page:

 -L     Follow symbolic links.  When find examines or prints information about
files, the information used shall be taken from the properties of the file to
which the link points,  not  from  the
              link  itself  (unless  it  is a broken symbolic link or find is
unable to examine the file to which the link points).  Use of this option
implies -noleaf.  If you later use the -P option,
              -noleaf will still be in effect.  If -L is in effect and find
discovers a symbolic link to a subdirectory during its search, the
subdirectory pointed to  by  the  symbolic  link  will  be

after executing "find -L temp2/ -type f" we should receive following output:

As i think after reading manual find should follow symlink and give me info
about text file, but not symlink itself.


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