[head tinderbox] failure on amd64/amd64

Ruslan Ermilov ru at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 21 11:31:06 UTC 2008


On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 01:21:31PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> Ruslan Ermilov <ru at freebsd.org> writes:
> > -mtime -0s (note the minus before "0s").
> The find(1) man page does not document the semantics of negative
> arguments.  Feel free to correct it.
It does, but the semantics isn't "negative".  A quote:

: All primaries which take a numeric argument allow the number
: to be preceded by a plus sign (``+'') or a minus sign (``-'').
: A preceding plus sign means ``more than n'', a preceding minus
: sign means ``less than n'' and neither means ``exactly n''.

So, -0s would mean that the difference between the current time
and file's modification time is negative.

> I would still prefer to have the test removed.
The reason it was added is to catch common cases of date/time
being set to point to the past.

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer

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