POSIX Protection From Infinite Output
Real-world filesystems often contain looped structures created through the use of hard or soft links. The POSIX standard requires thatThe
findutility shall detect infinite loops; that is, entering a previously visited directory that is an ancestor of the last file encountered. When it detects an infinite loop,
findshall write a diagnostic message to standard error and shall either recover its position in the hierarchy or terminate.
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