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[bug #64100] wish/request: please reserve -printf "%V %v %E %R %r %B %e

From: James Youngman
Subject: [bug #64100] wish/request: please reserve -printf "%V %v %E %R %r %B %e %J %I %z %x %X %j"
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2023 13:27:07 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #2, bug #64100 (project findutils):

It might also be useful to allow the user to specify how the program should
respond if a format specifier is 

(1) unknown to the implementation
(2) known to the implementation but not supported on the platform
(3) supported on the platform but not retrievable (example: AFS provides
sufficiently granular permissions that you can have only some metadata
accessible; similarly on Unix it can be possible to count the subdirectories a
directory has but not the files).

Possible responses might include (a) failing immediately, (b) printing spaces
or (c) printing nothing and ensuring that the final exit status is nonzero.



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