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RE: please help!
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 18:18:52 +0100
- Subject: RE: please help!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 31 March 2004 17:22
> On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Igor Pechtchanski
> > > Sent: 31 March 2004 17:11
> > >On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, fdr wrote:
> > > > but this command in the sccript is not execute:
> > > > find /cygdrive/c/cygwin/temp -mmim 10 -print | xargs rm -f
> > > Seriously, though, what is the error you get from "find"? Is it
> > > "FIND: Parameter format not correct"? If so, have you seen
> > > <http://cygwin.com/faq/faq_4.html#SEC42>?
> > Well, when I try it I get
> > dk@mace /davek> find /cygdrive/c/cygwin/temp -mmim 10 -print
> > find: invalid predicate `-mmim'
> > Does Florent perhaps mean -mmin ?
> FWIW, considering that he said that his script worked in
> bash, I dismissed it as a typo.
Well, he/she (I don't like guessing at gender in foreign languages!) also
said it worked on Debian. Given that there's no cygdrive in Debian, the
command has been retyped and modified at least once. The question is if the
typo was introduced between running it on Debian and running it on Cygwin,
or between running it on Cygwin and writing a post to the list about it.
Which leads me to....
DAVEK'S TIP OF THE DAY:
Don't *ever* retype stuff when you're sending an email to the list.
*Always* cut and paste it, so that both you and the list members can be sure
that what it says in your email is exactly what it says on your computer!
Accuracy is everything - what use is it to get help from someone to solve a
different problem than the one you actually have?
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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