find is a command line utility to search for files in a directory hierarchy

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Rsync two “filepath” found by find commands [closed]

Original file /001day/backup/001m/name_test_v1.txt Destination file /001date/003m/name_test_v12.txt Method 1 rsync -av --progress /001day/backup/001m/ /001date/003m/ Method 2 ...
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Cleaning script with find and anacron

I want to automatically delete old files in ~/Downloads. with exception of ones that have '!' in their name. My current version is as follows: find /home/user/Downloads/ -mtime +90 ! -path '*!*' -...
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Find works fine in command line, but won't work in script

I am trying to write a script on a Debian Jessie host. I am having an issue with trying to run the following command (with a twist) in a script: find ~/* -path ~/FileSniper* \ -prune -o \ -type f \( ...
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Search for file in folder1 and execute a script if that file isn't in folder2

folder1 contains only .flv files. folder2 contains only .mp4 files. All .flv files in folder1 SHOULD have a corresponding file ending in .mp4 in folder2 : /folder1/123.flv and /folder2/123.mp4. I ...
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Filter a list of files based on file attributes

With find you can search by file attributes like -type, -executable etc. How to achieve something similar, but from an existing list of files? e.g. the output of dpkg -L <package_name>. A pipe ...
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Why `find` likes `stat` or `fstat` so much?

I'm trying to make /usr/bin/find to show something meaningful without doing any sort of stat, with no useful results so far. If I forcefully inhibit stat, find stops descending into subdirectories at ...
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How to reuse file pattern in .gitignore in bash/zsh?

Here is the content of the .gitignore cron.yaml build target webview *.pyc *.sublime-workspace .idea *.rej .coverage app/tools/temp_*.py app/tools/*/temp_*.py I am currently iteraring files in a ...
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Delete Empty Folders - recursive [duplicate]

I would like to clean up some folders. So I want to delete all folders which are empty or only contain other folders... First I tried find . -type d -delete but this lists the subfolders after ...
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Extract entries from a file ranging from one date to another

There is a file which has entries with the first and second field as date and time in the following manner : 2015/10/14 00:33:37. The file has 100,000+ lines and is constantly updated. Entries in the ...
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Moving a list of files by matching them to a destination index

Say I have two text files src.txt and dest.txt, where src.txt contains a list of filenames (some of which include spaces) in /src/dir/ and dest.txt contains, in random order, a list of the complete ...
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How can I list all files, but only in directories that have no subdirectories?

I have a directory tree that I want to search recursively for all files of a certain type (for example all .jpg's), but I only want to list these files if they are at the bottom of a directory tree. ...
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Shorthand alternative to find

Is there any alternative out there for find similar to ag and ack? I'm really tired of having to type: find some/app -iname "some_file*" I much rather just type: find "some_file*" And have it ...
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Faster search than find

Is there a way to find things faster than find . I am/was doing :- $sudo find / -perm +4000 But it takes ages to find the required info. and I know that most of the files which would that specific ...
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How do I write a script to automatically compile and install all Moksha modules?

I have this repository cloned on my Sabayon machine, what I would like to do is write a script that will change into each directory of this repo (just the top-level directories, not directories inside ...
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Find latest files

How do I find out the most recently accessed file in a given directory? I can use the find command to list out all files modified/accessed in last n minutes. But here in my case, I'm not sure when ...
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Bash script unable to move files

I'm trying to write a "janitor" script that will run as a cron job in one specific directory. It is supposed to create an archive folder with the date of creation in the name, and then find and move ...
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Chaining grep commands [duplicate]

I'd like to find all xml files containing 'foo', but not containing 'bar'. The command I've put together looks like this: find -iname "*.xml" -print0 | xargs -0 grep -FlisZ "foo" | xargs -0 grep -...
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Linux find-command skips a directory

I have certain network share folders mounted in the /media directory. I want to make sure that when I do something like sudo find / -name foo it should always skip the /media directory. I don't want ...
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Internal expansion with the find command and wildcard character [duplicate]

I'm still learning the command line and I am having some trouble fully understanding the use of the wildcard within the find command. I'm working in the directory user/temp and use the find command ...
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Execute a command where a file is found

How do I execute a command where a file is found? Consider I've an directory named testdir that contains the following: $ ls -R testdir/ testdir/: dir1 dir2 dir3 dir4 dir5 testdir/dir1: doc1.pdf ...
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Find files older than a given file - a few hours

I'm using the following to find all files that are older than a reference file... find /home/testuser -name "dummyfiles*" ! -newer referencefile.txt ... which works as expected. However, I want to ...
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What changes are made to ./.dns?

My server hosted at Hostgator was recently hit by malware and hence to monitor the file system I use find -mmin -xx command at regular intervals. But everytime I run the find command, I see the first ...
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Find all [filename].mp4 and rename [filename].audio [duplicate]

So I have a script that adds 2 films together using the audio from the $1.audio file. What I would like to do is rename any file in the directory with: *.mp4 To: *.audio Keeping original file ...
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Recursive find/replace, taking directory depth into consideration

I've had good luck doing basic find/replace: find . -name "*.php" -exec sed -i -e "s/<?php include 'http:\/\/www/<?php include '..\//g" \{\} \; I am wondering if there is a way to achieve a ...
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Find files newer than 15 seconds but older than 2 seconds

I want to find files newer than 15 seconds but older than 2 seconds. Here is the script I'm currently using that grabs files newer than 15 seconds: find /my/directory -name '*.jpg' -not -newermt '-15 ...
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Having trouble with img2pdf and spaces in filenames

I am trying to convert a bunch of jpeg files to a pdf file. When I type the filenames with the quotes all is fine: $ img2pdf "./Page 001.jpg" "./Page 002.jpg" -o book.pdf When I go for the ...
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How to delete files if a numerical part of their name is greater than a given number?

I've got files like this: cap_20151023T122915_791033959.png cap_20151023T122918_946392456.png cap_20151023T122920_227637228.png cap_20151023T122920_875467456.png and I would like to use the find ...
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How to improve search time for searching files in a lot of directories

I have to search for 3 types of files throughout a lot of directories (easily 1k + I think?) some of the files are 13 level deep. installer.jar Installpackage_*.jar Patch_*.jar Right now I am ...
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Using rename to remove '.orig' from file and add '_1' to basename

I'm using a script to make backups of files, and to avoid overwriting files I've used cp --backup. Which leaves me with a number of files that look like example.mov.orig and test.mov.orig. I cannot ...
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Rename all files in directory while preserving any file extension

I have folder with about 1200 files that I need to rename. Theit file extension is .jpg, .gif, and .png for the most part. Here are some examples: Awesome\ FB\ \ (462).jpg Bonus\ FB\ ...
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Where is my downloaded file

I tried to install java runtime with the following commands su - cd /opt wget --no-cookies --no-check-certificate --header "Cookie: gpw_e24=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oracle.com%2F; oraclelicense=...
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c shell script: find the directory and rename it

i am still new in this shell script. I have a task that given to me which i have difficulty to execute it. The task is i have a lot of directory which is based on ddmmyy. 03Mar2014 08Aug2013 ...
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How to exclude the file type in find , exec and grep?

I am trying to find out the file in which the following flag is used - TRACE_WANTED". However, I don't want the find to search this flag in .c and .h. How can I issue a command to exclude the find ...
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bash: ls -l with grep

I have this: find . -type f -exec file {} + | grep ASCII This is the output: I want to know if is possible to show the size of the files and their path, for all files that file indicates as ...
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Find all .php files inside directories with writable permissions

I'm looking for a linux command to scan through all writable directories on the server and show ones with .php and .html files inside them. Something like: find -type d -writable -exec find {} -...
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Grepping the output of find

I am looking for a folder, but there are a lot of Permission denied messages. I want to filter these out by grepping the output. I tried this, informed by other questions: find / -type d -name '...
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Backup using find and ssh to off-site server

I'm sure this has been been answered in bits and pieces on many sites, but somehow I can't seem to get this (as a whole) to work reliably. Scenario: I have a server that I would like to do ...
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OpenBSD: Move directories larger than X to new directory

I'm accessing OpenBSD via SSH and I'm wanting to create a command to find directories larger than 20MB and copy them to a new directory, keeping all folder structure. So far I have this: find /...
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Help with MKV to MP4 Remux script [closed]

Overview: I'm trying to remux my mostly MKV library to MP4. I have a script that has gone through and extracted subtitles from the video files. I have another script that will remux any .mkv files ...
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Remove long string from files

Files on my server have been corrupted. I want to remove a 13000 character string from all PHP files containing it. The string looks like: ?php if(!isset($GLOBALS["\x61\156\x75\156\x61"])) { $ua=...
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Using basename to strip file extension and search for files with the same name

Basically, I have a folder /test/ that has a number of files of type .doc and .pdf. Some of the files have a .pdf and a .doc version, such as test.doc and test.pdf while others only have one version. ...
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How to use find command to execute two conditions in linux

I am trying to delete files (log files) which are more that 5 days old and I need to keep one specific file without deleting, I tried it using find . -type f -mtime +5 ! -name 'test2' -exec rm -f {} ...
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find: cannot fork: Cannot allocate memory

I want to delete 1 file at a time from my directory which contains so many files,So i want to remove 1 file at a time. Just to avoid too many reads and failed at too many arguments. find ./Backup/...
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Find the position of repeated character “&”

How can determine the position of “&” in the column number 5 to substring the value 2 or substring value 3 by awk functions column1|column2|column3|column4|variable1:value1 & variable2:...
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How to exclude path in “find” [duplicate]

How to exclude Time Machine backup folder (/Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb) in find? I have now this but it also goes through TM folder: do shell script "find -x " & fr_where & " -print0 | ...
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Pruning not working In find

find . \( -type f \) -o \( -name "*.rpm" -prune \) find . \( -name "*.sh" \) -o \( -name "*.rpm" -prune \) The second command excludes .rpm but the first one doesn't. What's the problem with ...
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What is the barebones simplest way to recursively rename one extension to another? [duplicate]

I've done a fair share of googling and I've found some rather complex solutions. I feel as though there must be something simpler. Let's say I have ./1.txt ./2.txt ./more/3.txt ./more/4.txt ./more/...
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rsync, find, and other useful commands for synchronizing a large quantity of data

Here is the structure of the folders I would like to consider: /mnt/network/ is my network drive and /local/ is my local folder. What I want is to synchronize the content of these two folders (...
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Human-readable filesize with find's printf

I am writing a simple helper function to show a specific folder in the format I want: find . -maxdepth 1 -not -name "." -printf '[%TY-%Tm-%Td]\t%s\t%f\n' | sort -n However I want to show the ...
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Combination of find command and sed (stream editor)

I am trying to find all directories in /proc with names containing only numbers and belonging to users other than "root" I have already tried this: sudo find /proc -type d -user | sed -n '/[0-9]/p' ...