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[bug #62227] Incorrect warning for -name /

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: [bug #62227] Incorrect warning for -name /
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 02:14:59 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #3, bug #62227 (project findutils):

I'm just a bit reluctant because '-name /' will really only find
a match if "/" is given as starting point (which we don't know at
the time of parsing the expression tree).
In all other cases it is better for a user to keep the simple rule
in mind that the -name pattern must never contain a slash.
Hence to issue a warning is a good thing IMO.

So for my understanding:
if 'find / -prune -name /' boils down to 'echo /', then what is
the real use case behind?


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