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Re: misc/40977: /var/backups/work/device.current is overly sensitive to ls(1) columnar alignment
The following reply was made to PR misc/40977; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: misc/40977: /var/backups/work/device.current is overly
sensitive to ls(1) columnar alignment
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 19:38:14 +0000
On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 03:05:10PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> Perhaps find(1) should be extended with an option to set the `ls(1)
> flags' that it uses (emulates) for `find -ls', which is faster than
> either `find -exec ls' or xargs(1).
Or perhaps ls should have a flag that disables the automatic column
Another approach is to forcibly set the column widths... or just
prune all column padding.
The former isn't entirely trivial because there are a lot of cases.
The latter would give something like
-type b -o -type c \) -print0 | \
- xargs -0 ls -ldgTq | sort +9 > $LIST
+ xargs -0 ls -ldgTq | sed 's/ */ /g' | sort +9 > $LIST
although looking at this I am starting to have real doubts about that
sort +9. It sorts the regular files and directories by name, but the
devices by year...
David A. Holland
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