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[bug #50780] -type option after printf is ignored

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [bug #50780] -type option after printf is ignored
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:01:25 -0400 (EDT)
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Update of bug #50780 (project findutils):

                  Status:                    None => Invalid                
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

And that behavior of -printf is expected.  It is comparable to the POSIX
behavior of -print.

The '-printf' expression (like POSIX -print) will print the file name being
visited, then return true.

The '-type f' expression will check whether the file being visited as a
regular file, and return true or false accordingly.

When two expressions are written as 'A B', find behaves if you had instead
written 'A -a B'.  The -a operator is short-circuiting: if expression A
returns false, expression B is not attempted; but if expression A returns
true, then expression B is used.

When you write -printf first, it always executes (everything gets printed),
then you filter out the files, but do nothing further with the files you

When you write -printf second, it only executes on the files that got past the
-type filter.


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