Fool's guide to FIND
carsten at rollinghorse.com
Thu Nov 21 10:07:56 PST 2002
At 09:04 21-11-02, you wrote:
> > I have a very simple task: I want to recursively find files
> > by name (e.g.) *.pdf
>Stuff like this is a snap; recurisve searching is default.
>syntax is find <dirToStartIn> -<whatType> <searchString>
>so to find somthing *named* *.pdf searching the whole machine you do
>find / -name "*.pdf"
>Note the quotes around your string arn't always neccecary, but they will
>keep you out of trouble!
>For real fun, try thinking of ways to recursivly search for files
>without using find. hint, try using combinations of du, awk, and grep.
ls -R *.pdf
comes to mind. But find has a lot more options (select on permissions, etc.)
Carsten Gehrke LFS No.: 190 using Linux since kernel 0.98
carsten at gehrke.org
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