[Bug 270394] find(1): doesn't pass all files to the -exec utility

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Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 04:48:47 UTC

Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu@FreeBSD.org> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu@FreeBSD.org> ---
I think this could be "works as intended."

The shell command will receive the first file path as $0 and the reset will be
assigned to $@.

So if find(1) found three files as `x/a x/b x/c`, the shell command will
receive them as:

$0 = x/a
$@ = x/b x/c


$ find x -type f -exec sh -c 'echo "files=$@"' {} +
files=x/c x/a

$ find x -type f -exec sh -c 'echo "files=$0"' {} +

$ find x -type f -exec sh -c 'echo "files=$0 $@"' {} +
files=x/b x/c x/a

The GNU find(1) has the same behavior.

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