bin/90687: [patch] side effect of -delete option of find(1)
davidt at yadt.co.uk
Thu Dec 22 15:50:07 PST 2005
The following reply was made to PR bin/90687; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Taylor <davidt at yadt.co.uk>
To: Anatoli Klassen <anatoli at aksoft.net>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: bin/90687: [patch] side effect of -delete option of find(1)
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 23:49:02 +0000
On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Anatoli Klassen wrote:
> Create a file, symbolic link to it and a broken symbolic link:
> touch a && ln -s a b && ln -s c d
> Now detect all broken links:
> find -L . -type l
> - works fine, shows that "d" is broken.
> Then try to delete the broken links
> find -L . -type l -delete
> - all links are deleted, not only broken ones.
I'm also seeing this problem, and I just noticed that this is
given as an example in the find(1) manpage:
find -L /usr/ports/packages -type l -delete
Delete all broken symbolic links in /usr/ports/packages.
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