The manpage for find.1 stops at the embedded string "\c" in the manpage

Bug #530110 reported by Marius Gedminas on 2010-03-01
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Bug Description ends in the middle of a page while describing the -printf option. Apparently the C escape sequences confuse the generator. Note that \a and \b are omitted from the output, while \c truncates the rest of the manpage.

This could be a duplicate of #497855

Marius Gedminas (mgedmin) wrote :

The bug is apparently in /bin/sh (i.e. dash) builtin 'echo'.

Try this with bash:

  mg@localhost:~ $ X="x\\cz"
  mg@localhost:~ $ echo "$X"

now the same with dash:

  $ X="x\\cz"
  $ echo "$X"

and one possible fix:

  $ /bin/echo "$X"

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