bin/90687: [patch] side effect of -delete option of find(1)

Anatoli Klassen anatoli at
Wed Dec 21 01:40:06 PST 2005

The following reply was made to PR bin/90687; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Anatoli Klassen" <anatoli at>
To: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: bin/90687: [patch] side effect of -delete option of find(1)
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 10:34:26 +0100 (CET)

 > In your example above ...
 >   - "b" & "d" are found due to "-type l" criteria,
 >   - information about "a" is returned, instead of "b", due to "-L"
 >     option
 >   - file information about "a" is suppressed as it is not a link,
 >   - information about "d" is returned as it is a link and and the
 >     linked file does not exist.
 >   - in the end, all you have is "d" in the output.
 Exactly. But not try to add the -delete option - both "b" and "d" will be
 deleted, not only "d".

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