Topic: find time primaries

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Last update: 1997-05-20

9945-2-58 _____________________________________________________________________________ Topic: find time primaries Relevant Sections: 4.24.4 Defect Report: ----------------------- SUBJECT: ISO/IEC 9945-2:1993 Interpretation Request: find time primaries I request an interpretation of the meaning of the description of the find utility in ISO/IEC 9945-2:1993 section 4.24.4 in the cases described below. The descriptions of the find utility's -atime n (P280, L4252-4257), -ctime n (P280, L4258-4263), and -mtime n (P281, L4291-4296) primaries work OK when the n option argument is not preceded by plus or minus sign. When the n option argument is preceded by a minus sign, the descriptions listed above along with the wording on P280, L4250 say that the appropriate time subtracted from the initialization time is less than n-1 to n multiples of 24 h. Does this mean that the time is: less than n-1 multiples of 24 h, less than n multiples of 24 h, or something else? When the n option argument is preceded by a plus sign, the descriptions listed above along with the wording on P280, L4248 say that the appropriate time subtracted from the initialization time is greater than n-1 to n multiples of 24 h. Does this mean that the time is: greater than n-1 multiples of 24 h, greater than n multiples of 24 h, or something else? The rationale for this section in section E.4.24, P906-907, L6306-6316 indicates that the intent was to document existing practice. It looks like the standard lost clarity when it converted the concept of days to an n option argument using the same description for this concept as is used for the -links n and -size n[c]. (Donald W. Cragun) WG15 response for 9945-2:1993 ----------------------------------- The standard is unclear on this issue, and no conformance distinction can be made between alternative implementations based on this. This is being referred to the sponsor. Rationale for Interpretation: ----------------------------- None. _____________________________________________________________________________