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Re: find usage of gcov-clean target in Makefile.in

From: Nathan Hartman <hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:13:22 -0500

On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 8:51 PM Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
wrote:

> Nathan Hartman wrote on Fri, 29 Nov 2019 01:41 +00:00:
> > On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 4:18 PM Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
> wrote:
> > > Is -prune portable? I don't see it in the POSIX spec of find(1).
> >
> > Where did you look? This page mentions -prune and even provides an
> example:
> > https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/find.html
>
> Sorry, my look-up was incorrect. -prune is indeed in POSIX. Sorry for
> the confusion.
>
> (To answer your question, I looked in the find(1posix) man page provided
> by the manpages-posix/manpages-posix-dev Debian packages, but forgot
> those man pages use dashes rather than ASCII hyphen-minuses:
> <https://bugs.debian.org/863253>.)

Now I'm glad I asked because I learned two useful things.
(I didn't know about those Debian packages and I would have
been bewildered by my searches failing thanks to those dashes.)

Thanks!
Nathan
Received on 2019-11-29 03:13:37 CET

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