Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Find

The -exec extension to the find command is a very useful and
flexible utility.

You can use it to get a nice list of all the files in a directory
tree:

find . -type f -exec ll {} \;

or to copy all the files in a directory tree into one, large
directory:

find . -type f -exec cp -p {} /newdir \;

Or say now that you've copied all those files into one directory
there are too many .bak files to delete all at once with the 'rm'
command (yes, that's possible):

find . -name \*bak -exec rm {} \;

1 Comments:

Anonymous Jadu Saikia said...

Some more posts on find

http://unstableme.blogspot.com/search/label/find%20command

// Jadu

11:23 PM  

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