I would interpret recurse_file_system=”defined” as option (2) as well. An analogous example on Windows would be if you specified “C:\Program Files”, your search would be limited to the “C:\” directory.
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We interpreted it as equivalent to find with -xdev, which is your option #2.
On 5/2/2013 7:34 PM, Bill Lutton wrote:
I’m looking for clarification on the intent of the ‘defined’ value for the unix:FileBehavior recurse_file_system. I’m not sure whether is means:
1-stay on the same ‘kind’ of filesystem (local or non-local) you start on, or
2-stay on the very same specific filesystem that you start on
For example, on Linux, if I start in ‘/’, if #1 holds, I would recurse into /proc, but if #2 holds I would not (as procfs is not the very same filesystem as ‘/’).
Thanks in advance,
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