[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3437: Invalid argument to 'find' in mythweb video module scan collection

Rob Smith kormoc at gmail.com
Wed May 9 15:54:38 UTC 2007

On 5/9/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> I have no idea what the "-readable" argument is supposed to do, but only
> finding files that can be read by every user is not appropriate.  It's
> quite possible I may have files that can only be read by the mythtv user
> (owner) and the mythtv or httpd group (where the apache user is assumed
> to be in that group).

-readable, -writable, -executable
              Matches files  which  are  readable,  writable  and  executable,
              respectively.   This takes into account access control lists and
              other permissions artefacts which the -perm test ignores.   This
              test  makes  use  of  the  access(2)  system call

> But, as specified by the ticket, the "-readable" argument is not a
> standard argument, so it shouldn't be used, either.

Sadly, it *is* a standard argument, just with 4.3+, and I was under
(the mistaken) impression that every semi-new distro shipped with a
updated version of find. All well. We can do the checking php side.


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