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12 Error Messages

This section describes some of the error messages sometimes made by find, xargs, or locate, explains them and in some cases provides advice as to what you should do about this.

This manual is written in English. The GNU findutils software features translations of error messages for many languages. For this reason the error messages produced by the programs are made to be as self-explanatory as possible. This approach avoids leaving people to figure out which test an English-language error message corresponds to. Error messages which are self-explanatory will not normally be mentioned in this document. For those messages mentioned in this document, only the English-language version of the message will be listed.