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[bug #14376] -follow -type l returns no results (when it should)

From: James Youngman
Subject: [bug #14376] -follow -type l returns no results (when it should)
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 18:26:56 +0000
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Update of bug #14376 (project findutils):

                  Status:                    None => Invalid                
             Assigned to:                    None => jay                    


Follow-up Comment #2:

No, that's the correct behaviour.  The -follow option causes find to
dereference all symblic links.  That means that the -type test considers
"linkfile" to be be a vanilla file, since the link is dereferenced.  If you
want to use -follow (or -L) but still check the type of unbroken symbolic
links, use the -xtype test.

Did you get an impression different to the above from reading the
documentation?   If so, that's a bug in the documentation - please point out
the bit of the documentation that needs fixing.


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