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Re: man find: unify symlink / symbolic link

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: man find: unify symlink / symbolic link
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:20:34 +0100
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On 2019-11-10 00:37, 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
> On man find, the only line that talks about "symlinks" is
>               %Y File's type (like %y), plus follow symlinks: `L'=loop,
>                `N'=nonexistent, `?' for any other error when determining
>                the type of the symlink target.
> All the many rest on that page call them symbolic links. So this one
> should too, else searching for one misses the other, yes even if it is
> common knowledge that they are the same.

Good spot.

Fixed in 'find.1' - and additionally in 2 places in the Texinfo manual -
with the attached patch.

Have a nice day,

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