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17.3 Don't Forget -print

"Why didn't find find my file?" I wondered sometimes. "I know it's there!"

More often than not, I'd forgotten to use -print . Without -print (or -ls , on versions of find that have it), find may not print any pathnames. [This is probably the feature that confuses and "turns off" more beginning find users than any other. -TOR  ] Some versions of find will output an error message or add the missing  - print for you - but you shouldn't expect it.

- JP


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