2012-04-28

GNU Emacs 24.1.50.1 bug: find-dired

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GNU Emacs 24.1.50.1 bug: find-dired

this seems to be a showstopper bug.

  1. start emacs runemacs.exe -Q
  2. call find-dired.
  3. Give a directory path. e.g. ~/web/xahlee_org/comp/
  4. Give the find option: -name "*html"
  5. expected result: list of files in dired.

Here's what i got:

  c:/Users/h3/web/xahlee_org/comp/:
  find . "(" -name "*html" ")" -exec ls -ld {} ";"
  Access denied - .
  File not found - -NAME

  ---------- AMPERSAND_HTML_ENTITIES_UNICODE_SEMANTICS.HTML
  …
  ---------- APPLE_IPAD_CENSORSHIP.HTML
  …
  ---------- ASPELL_SPELL_CHECKING.HTML
  …
  ---------- ASPELL_VOCABULARY.HTML
  …
  ---------- BLOG.HTML
  …
  ---------- YOUR_REGEX_BRAIN.HTML
  …

  File not found - )
  File not found - -EXEC
  File not found - LS
  File not found - -LD
  File not found - {}
  File not found - ;

  find finished at Sat Apr 28 19:46:27

each of the “…” is about n lines of file content. The n can be 4 to 10 or more. Not sure what's the pattern.

Also, my file names are mostly lowercase. Don't know why it is CAPS there.

GNU Emacs 24.1.50.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601) of 2012-04-23 on MARVIN ErgoEmacs distribution 1.9.4

Windows 7.