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Re: [Findutils-patches] [PATCH] Update gnulib; update documentation of e

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Findutils-patches] [PATCH] Update gnulib; update documentation of effect of environment variables.
Date: Sat, 17 May 2008 08:46:49 -0600
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According to James Youngman on 5/17/2008 5:16 AM:

Looks good, except,

| +Both the Texinfo manual and the find manual page now include a more
| +precise description of how youtr locale configuration affects the


| +interpretation of regular expressions and how your response to prompts
| +from the -ok action are interpreted.
|  terminator than to use newline, as file names can contain white space
| -and newline characters.
| +and newline characters.

Why the added trailing whitespace?  Git can be configured to help you
avoid adding trailing whitespace.

| +
| +The response to the prompt is matched against a pair of regular
| +expressions to determine if it is a yes or no response.
| +This regular expression is obtained from the system if the

maybe mention the LC_MESSAGES env-var here as well?

| +POSIXLY_CORRECT environment variable is set, or otherwise from
| address@hidden's message translations.  If the system has no suitable
| address@hidden's own definition will be used.  In either case, the
| +interpretation of the regular expression itself will be affected by
| +the environment variables LC_CTYPE (character classes) and LC_COLLATE
| +(character ranges and equivalence classes).
|  @end deffn
|  @deffn Action -ok command ;
| @@ -3633,8 +3644,15 @@ This causes @code{xargs} to stop immediately.
|  The @samp{-regex} and @samp{-iregex} tests of @code{find} allow
|  matching by regular expression, as does the @samp{--regex} option of
| address@hidden  There are many different types of Regular Expression,
| -but the type used by @code{find} and @code{locate} is the same as is
| address@hidden

Trailing whitespace.

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