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Bug 113807 - find and xargs complain about a missing single quote when none is given
find and xargs complain about a missing single quote when none is given
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: findutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-01-18 11:50 EST by Glen A. Foster
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-18 17:09:01 EST
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Description Glen A. Foster 2004-01-18 11:50:21 EST
Description of problem: I just ran across this.  It occurs on RHEL2.1
and RHL 7.2 both, but appears to work correctly on RHEL3.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -qf $(which xargs)
# find /home -type f | xargs ls -s
xargs: unmatched single quote

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run the above command on RHEL 2.1
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-01-18 17:09:01 EST
One of your files has this quote in.

You probably meant to do:

find /home -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -s

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