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Old 03-03-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
nikhil_rs_maheshwari
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problem whild finding files


hi

actually i m novice in Unix environment & i do have Sun OS 5.8 .

When i fire command like " find . -prem a=rwx " or any other find command with differnt option i get error like


command : find . -prem a=rwx
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Error:
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find: bad option -prem
find: path-list predicate-list


Plz help

Thanx well in advance
 
Old 03-03-2006, 12:46 AM   #2
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a typo: prem vs perm.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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try find . -perm 777
 
Old 03-05-2006, 02:53 AM   #4
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Javier, wasn't my reply clear enough ?
 
Old 03-12-2006, 04:31 PM   #5
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just gave him an alternative so now he knows how to do it using the numbering scheme
 
Old 03-12-2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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Ok, the issue wasn't with the permission string but with a mistyped option.
Also, you should use a properly built octal number: 0777, 777 works, but is poor.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 08:04 PM   #7
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Hi there:

There is nothing wrong with typing 777. As a matter of fact I double check with my solaris book (from the sa-100 book printed by sun) and their examples use 3 digits. There is no need to
use the forth digit since i am not looking for anything with
a sticky bit (1 in front of the permissions), setuid (4) and/or setgid (2). So if it works, it's fine. May not be proper but it is correct and not poor.

Second, although I assumed that he had a typo (also had one while he opened this thread), I just wanted to show him (not you) another way to do so. I did not say you were wrong, so don't get defensive Don't forget that he was asking for help
and this is not a forum where we are not allowed to express
our ideas/opinions.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 01:39 AM   #8
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I didn't wrote it is wrong or incorrect, just poor.

The octal syntax is the original one, the symbolic syntax was an enhancement, you are suggesting a more confusing form to a newbie.

In C, the Unix reference language, an octal number is expressed by a leading 0, keeping this convention elsewhere is a good idea, not doing it is lazy.

Just expressing my opinion
 
  


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