findutils: "find /foo -printf '%P\n'" incorrect

Tim Moorhouse
Thu Dec 9 15:27:00 GMT 2004

I'm not sure when this stopped working, but it was in the last couple of

Suppose I have a /foo/bar/baz file and do a "find /foo -printf '%P\n'".
I'm now getting "foo/bar/baz" as output instead of "bar/baz" - when
formatting the %P option of printf, it seems to be assuming that the
path on the command line is always "/" instead of what was actually

The set of files is correct (it's not actually using "/" as the path and
looking through the entire filesystem), it's just the formatting of the
output that seems to be wrong. 

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