find behaviour differs depending on directory

Laurens Blankers lblankers at
Fri Aug 27 08:58:58 PDT 2004

I have a really weird problem with find. Sometimes it works, sometimes 
it doesn't. See the following for an example:

[laurens at beta] </usr/src/linux-> find --version
GNU find version 4.1.20
[laurensb at beta] </usr/src/linux-> find -name *.ko
[laurens at beta] </usr/src/linux-> cd ipv4
[laurens at beta] </usr/src/linux-> find -name *.ko
find: paths must precede expression
Usage: find [path...] [expression]

Why does find work in a certain directories, but doesn't work in others?


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