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

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: [bug #56410] find -L doesn't follow symlinks outside the specified search scope
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2019 13:29:38 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #15, bug #56410 (project findutils):

Bernhard Voelker wrote:
> I'm trying to find the documentation which would make you as a our user
think that -L would let -print or "-exec ... {}' +" use the resolved path

I think the description of -L very clearly states this:

-L     Follow symbolic links.  When find examines or *prints* information
about files, [...]

The filename is "information about files". The real behavior of -L is more
complicated than what this sentence says.


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