Elementary Problem with find

Larry Hall lhall@rfk.com
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 
>     Windows95.
>     
>     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 
>     listing.  
>     
>     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?
>     
>     /s/
>     Pat Bradford
>     
>     Reply to:
>     gbradfor@redstone.army.mil
>          AND/OR
>     p_n_brad@traveller.com

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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