Bug#507956: findimagedupes: Use of glob means folders with whitespace in their names are dropped

Brendon Higgins blhiggins at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 06:13:11 UTC 2008

Package: findimagedupes
Version: 2.11-2
Severity: normal

Hi there,

Line 365 of findimagedupes perl script makes a call to glob that fails when the
path contains whitespace. "find -type d -print0 | findimagedupes -0 -" will
ignore files in those directories because of this.

The immediate solution might appear to be to use bsd_glob, but that only solves
the problem of folders with whitespace. Folders with other characters that are
meaningful to glob/bsd_glob will probably still have issues.

Temporary workaround (for my situation, at least) is to use find to generate
the full file list.

I'd help more but my knowledge of perl is mediocre at best. FWIW, I don't think
glob is necessary if an alternative folder content listing function can be


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages findimagedupes depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-16     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfile-mimeinfo-perl         0.15-1     Perl module to determine file type
ii  libgraphics-magick-perl       1.1.11-3.2 format-independent image processin
ii  libinline-perl                0.44-5     Write Perl subroutines in other pr
ii  perl                          5.10.0-18  Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-base [perlapi-5.10.0]    5.10.0-18  minimal Perl system

findimagedupes recommends no packages.

findimagedupes suggests no packages.

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