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Re: [Findutils-patches] [6 PATCHES] New feature added to find: -type xyz

From: Young Mo Kang
Subject: Re: [Findutils-patches] [6 PATCHES] New feature added to find: -type xyz
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2016 04:12:34 +0900

> The only potential drawback I see is that it would not be possible anymore
> to use multi-character types when adding more types in future, e.g. -type shm.
> Currently, -type only allows a few out of many more already-existing
> possibilities (e.g. see gnulib's file_type function [2]).
Then perhaps we can require comma separations w/o spaces, i.e.,
"-type x,y,z,shm” will be equivalent to “( -type x -o -type y -o -type z -o 
-type shm )”
I can work on this if this seems better fit; should not be much more work from 
what I already have.

> Furthermore, the enhancement exceeds the border of triviality, therefore
> we need some Copyright paperwork with the FSF, as documented in README-hacking
> in section "Copyright assignment".
> Just for the record: I did not look at the patches yet to not taint myself
> regarding your idea.  This means that if you are unable (or - unlikely, but
> for completeness - unwilling) to undergo the above copyright paperwork,
> then we can still re-implement the feature without Copyright issues.
> I think James will kindly support you if you are willing to do the Copyright
> assignment.

I will get the paperwork done.


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