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RE: please help!
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Dave Korn <dk at artimi dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 12:44:23 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: RE: please help!
- References: <NUTMEGb2EANUUP2j9L1000002d6@NUTMEG.CAM.ARTIMI.COM>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
PCYMTNQREAIYR -- LNFTSH. (I'm getting rather tired of typing in the whole
"Please configure your mailer to not quote raw e-mail addresses in your
replies" spiel -- perhaps I should add the above to the OLOCA).
On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Igor Pechtchanski
> > Sent: 31 March 2004 17:22
> > On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Igor Pechtchanski
> > > > Sent: 31 March 2004 17:11
> > >
> > > >On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, fdr wrote:
> > >
> > > > > but this command in the sccript is not execute:
> > > > > find /cygdrive/c/cygwin/temp -mmim 10 -print | xargs rm -f
> > >
> > > > Seriously, though, what is the error you get from "find"? Is it
> > > > "FIND: Parameter format not correct"? If so, have you seen
> > > > <http://cygwin.com/faq/faq_4.html#SEC42>?
> > >
> > > Well, when I try it I get
> > >
> > > dk@mace /davek> find /cygdrive/c/cygwin/temp -mmim 10 -print
> > > find: invalid predicate `-mmim'
> > >
> > > Does Florent perhaps mean -mmin ?
> > FWIW, considering that he said that his script worked in
> > bash, I dismissed it as a typo.
> > Igor
> Well, he/she (I don't like guessing at gender in foreign languages!) also
AFAIK, Florent is a male name in French, but you're absolutely right -- I
should have used something gender-neutral, like "the OP"... :-)
> said it worked on Debian. Given that there's no cygdrive in Debian, the
> command has been retyped and modified at least once. The question is if the
Unless the directory is a parameter...
> typo was introduced between running it on Debian and running it on Cygwin,
> or between running it on Cygwin and writing a post to the list about it.
> Which leads me to....
> DAVEK'S TIP OF THE DAY:
> Don't *ever* retype stuff when you're sending an email to the list.
> *Always* cut and paste it, so that both you and the list members can be sure
> that what it says in your email is exactly what it says on your computer!
> Accuracy is everything - what use is it to get help from someone to solve a
> different problem than the one you actually have?
This might not be such a bad idea... Suppose we had a list of those tips
(a la Yahoo Mail) and displayed a new one on the Cygwin list page every
day? They could be pretty obvious, too (like "See the Cygwin FAQ before
posting") -- you never know... Assuming CGF doesn't veto this, care to
maintain the list? ;-)
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