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Re: find -lname and -ilname implemented
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- Subject: Re: find -lname and -ilname implemented
- From: Atom Smasher <atom_(_at_)_smasher_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:21:39 +1300 (NZDT)
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On Sat, 23 Feb 2008, Mike Meyer wrote:
The problem with this argument is that there are no limits on it, other
than the developers definition of "trivial". OS X has already carried
this argument to the point that they've replaced /bin/sh with bash.
i've seen that on linux, that /bin/sh is a symlink to /bin/bash and IMHO
that's just wrong.
otherwise, i think there's nothing wrong with adding functionality to
'find', as long as it doesn't break anything. a bash script that starts
with '#!/bin/sh' is begging to break things (i filed a kde bug report
about that; there was a bash-centric script that didn't work with sh), i
can't think of a case that added functionality to find would break
i'm especially in favor of adding "unnecessary" functionality since i've
recently been working on some core-install solaris boxes... the find
function doesn't support 'maxdepth', the grep has no '-A', '-B' or '-C'
options... i could go on, but the security requirements don't allow us to
install gnu-find, gnu-grep, etc... if it doesn't break anything and it
increases compatibility, i can't think of any reason to fight it.
you seem opposed to the changes to find, but haven't cited any cases where
the added functionality would be a problem. if we were to draw two columns
on a piece of paper and label the columns "pro" and "con", then list
consequences of the added functionality to find, we'd come up with a few
things for the "pro" column... but you haven't really convinced me that
anything needs to be added to the "con" column, except that you think it's
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