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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: Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: misc/40977: /var/backups/work/device.current is overly
sensitive to ls(1) columnar alignment
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 22:38:47 +0200
On Mon, 07 Sep 2009, David Laight wrote:
> Not to mention the problems of spaces in user/group names and odd
> characters in filenames.
> So maybe 'ls -nb' should be used.
> (Netbsd's ls only seems to have gained -b recently!)
What about extending "find -ls" to take options? I mean, adding a new
primary to find(1) that works a lot like "-ls" but takes options. Then
ew could use
find -s ... -ls-with-options -ldgTqnb
and eliminate the xargs and sort.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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