Elementary Problem with find
Wed Oct 22 06:38:00 GMT 1997
At 02:53 PM 10/21/97 -0500, GBradfor wrote:
> This is, more than likely, a true newbie problem. I've searched the
> back issues of the mailing list, and there are no other reports of
> this problem. So, it's probably just me; but just in case...
> find is failing to take valid command strings. I am running b18 under
> Example case:
> find . -name *.c -print
> The cygwin32 version gives the following error:
> FIND: Parameter format not correct
> Running this same command on my Linux box gives the appropriate file
> I have also tried variations on this same theme:
> find <absolute path name (with both '\' and '/')> -name *.c -print
> find -name *.c -print /* no starting pathname; use present */
> /* directory as default. */
> find . -name "*.c" -print
> find . -name '*.c' -print
> The most interesting was:
> find "<absolute pathname>" -name *.c -print
> find ignored what was in quotes and interpretted everything else as
> search paths.
> Any suggestions on this?
> Pat Bradford
> Reply to:
Are you sure you are getting the gnuwin32 version of find and not the
Windows version? The error you get seems to indicate this.
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