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[bug #52558] find does not print symlink object in case of follow symbol


From: Ruvim
Subject: [bug #52558] find does not print symlink object in case of follow symbolic links
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:15:10 -0500 (EST)
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URL:
  <http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?52558>

                 Summary: find does not print symlink object in case of follow
symbolic links
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: ruv
            Submitted on: Thu 30 Nov 2017 11:15:09 AM UTC
                Category: find
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: None
           Fixed Release: None

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Details:

It seems that it is reasonable expectation that the command:

  find -L . -xtype l -printf '%p -- %l\n'

or at least the command:

  find . -xtype l -printf '%p -- %l\n' -follow


should produce the same result as the command:

  find -L . -xtype l -printf '%p -- ' -exec readlink {} \;



For the moment, %l produces empty string for any valid (non broken and
reachable) symbolic link in case of -L option is given. Although it seems not
useful, this behavior does not contradict the documentation.

But why does %l produce empty string for valid symlink in case when -follow
option is used after -printf action? –°onceptually printf should consider not
the object of symlink but the symlink itself in such case.


This issue was tested on version 4.7.0





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