"Ted Unangst" <t...@tedunangst.com> wrote: > This option is not posix (not like that's stopped find accumulating a > dozen extensions), but it is in gnu and freebsd (for 20 years). it's > also somewhat popular among sysadmins and blogs, etc. and perhaps most > importantly, it nicely solves one of the more troublesome caveats of > find (which the man page actually covers twice because it's so common > and easy to screw up). So I think it makes a good addition.
I find this option highly distasteful and largerly useless. You generally want to use find -exec when you know what you are doing, so choosing between ; and + is not really an issue unless you are doing it wrong. (Of course it might be an issue if you don't use find very often, but then -delete is a huge hazard because of its nuances.) I am OK with adding it for compatibility reasons, but I oppose adding examples of its usage to manual page.