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[bug #44221] Spurious warning about non-option arguments is spurious

From: Dale Worley
Subject: [bug #44221] Spurious warning about non-option arguments is spurious
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 03:32:28 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #44221 (project findutils):

My expectation is that the warning's purpose is to make the user aware that
there are some things that look like tests but are in fact options, and the
user has most likely gotten that wrong.  If the user writes "find -type f
-mindepth 4 ...", he probably thinks that -mindepth is a test and the location
that it is written can have some effect.

The reason not to use the one possible interpretation is that there is a high
probably that the user's mental model doesn't match reality.  Don't try to
DWIM when it's likely that what the user means can't possibly be right.


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