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Re: Use of non-portable find options in Makefile.in

From: Peter Samuelson <peters_at_p12n.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 20:21:49 -0600

[Peter Samuelson]
> Note also, if you _are_ worried about command line length limits, it's
> easy to buy yourself a lot more breathing room:
>
> cd subversion/tests/cmdline/svn-test-work; rm -fr *

Of course I meant && in place of ; there. Much safer in case the dir
itself may or may not exist.

> the find | xargs pattern itself was made somewhat obsolete by the
> find...-exec...+, which I believe is in POSIX.

While I don't have any older systems to hand, I did just now verify
that find...-exec...+ works on a 5-year-old Solaris 10 box. (Hmmm, I
wonder if AIX 4.3 would still boot on my old RS/6000....)
Received on 2014-03-05 03:22:27 CET

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