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Information about O_NOFOLLOW is given in the info page of find: 9.2.1.1 O_NOFOLLOW .................. If your system supports the O_NOFOLLOW flag (1) to the open(2)' system call,find' uses it when safely changing directory. The target directory is first opened and then find' changes working directory with thefchdir()' system call. This ...


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This is a complete answer derived from the answers of Ketan and daniel kullman, as well as my own research. Most of the "features" turn out to be query optimizations, since find is in general capable of (almost) arbitrarily complex queries on the filesystem. D_TYPE The presence of the D_TYPE feature means that find was compiled with support for the ...


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When looking through the findutils source tree (http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/findutils.git/tree/), I found the following: configure.ac: --enable-d_type-optimization,Make use of the file type data returned in struct dirent.d_type by readdir()), m4/withfts.m4: --without-fts Use an older mechanism for searching the filesystem, instead of using fts() I ...



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