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Re: Proposed release announcement for findutils-4.6.0 - request for comm

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: Proposed release announcement for findutils-4.6.0 - request for comments
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:15:47 +0000

Thanks - I adopted your wording.

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Andreas Metzler <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2015-12-27 James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
> [...]
>> 1. Some backward-incompatible changes have been made to find:
>>   - egrep regular expressions now work like GNU grep -E
>>   - Minor changes to the way nanoseconds fields are printed
>>   - find -perm +mode is now fully POSIX compliant (if you
>>     want the old behaviour use -perm /mode).
> [...]
> Hello,
> I think this is too weak.
> find -perm +symbolic_mode stopped being very useful with findutils
> 4.2.25 because it conflicted with POSIX.
> The big change in 4.5 is dropping support for -perm +numeric_mode,
> which might or might not be invalid syntax in POSIX, but does not
> conflict with POSIX. It does conflict with chmod's intepretation of
> +numeric_mode, which afaict from https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?38474
> seems to have been the real reason for dropping findutils' support.
> - find -perm +numeric_mode is not supported anymore. This syntax is
>   unspecified/unsupported by POSIX. The functionality continues to be
>   available with -perm /numeric_mode. (#38474)
> cu Andreas
> --
> `What a good friend you are to him, Dr. Maturin. His other friends are
> so grateful to you.'
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