Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253839
find -L not supported
Last modified: 2010-03-12 06:13:08 EST
Description of problem:
POSIX and the manual page documents the -L and -H modifiers for find, but they
are not recognised.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. find -L . -type l
find: invalid predicate `-L'
A list of dangling symlinks.
The bug has been fixed in the latest version of findutils.
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I'm sorry for not addressing the issue in RHEL-4. As findutils is not scheduled for update in RHEL-4.9, I'm closing the bug as WONTFIX. You are welcome to update to RHEL-5, where the bug is no longer present.