Re: find did not work
On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 09:46:44AM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > corerix wrote:
> > > find debian -type d | xargs rmdir -p --ignore-fail-on-non-empty
> > > rmdir: zu wenige Argumente
> > What does that mean ^ ?
> > based on an educated guess of what it means, I think it's a problem with
> > rmdir saying "Too many arguments", in which case you should limit the
> Please see Debian bug #176201. Is this the same problem?
> This bug has been fixed in upstream cvs. The next upstream release of
> findutils will fix this problem.
I think the other comment that says the error means 'not enough arguments'
makes more sense. I guess xargs got 0 files input and ran rmdir with no
Add '-r' to xargs, to make it not run if there is no input. That should
deal with find not getting any matches. That would happen if you ran it
twice in a row for example.