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

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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' ...
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find by name or by grep

find . -perm -u+x,g+x,o+x -type f -exec grep -i -l -H -E '#!/bin/bash|#!/bin/sh' {} \; 2>/dev/null 1>/$user_scripts I am tasked with finding any script that could exist for N users in 4 ...
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Combination of find and grep command with exec option

I am trying to find all files inside /lib /lib64 folders that contain "lib" in their names and print that file names without extensions (.so or similar), avoiding identical names in output. My way is:...
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Using find -exec how to print name of file in front of each line?

Similar to, but beyond: find . -iname "somepatter*txt" -print -exec cat {} \; How might the file name from each file be printed in front of each line with the results from find?
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What are the major differences between the Darwin/BSD and GNU versions of Findutils?

OS X comes with its own versions of find, locate, and xargs. GNU versions of these utilities are also available as part of GNU Findutils. What are the major differences between the two versions? Is ...
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Recursively delete subdirectories not containing pattern on OSX

I am trying to delete all sub directories (and files inside) that do not contain one of two patterns in the directory name using Bash on OSX. I am trying to do this recursively - for a bunch of parent ...
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Copy all files matching criteria on find command with -exec

Below are my attempts at copying all files except .out and .class files into a subdirectory titled homework21/. Note homework21 is a subdirectory of the folder in which I am working in. me@ice4:~/...
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How to get list of files with not having search string [duplicate]

I have a requirement to display all files in a directory which doesn't have CountOfFilesTransmitted=0 string in them. If I give below command it gives only those files which has ...
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Why does deleting directories generate error messages with find -exec?

Why is it that: find . -type d -name test -exec rm -r {} \; generates error messages: find: ./foo/test: No such file or directory find: ./bar/test: No such file or directory find: ./blech/test: No ...
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How to use the results of “file” (Name of Creating Application: Microsoft Word) to search for a specific string?

I am trying use the results of "file" which returns info about the file/s I specify. E.g. file *.doc 'all .doc extensions This then returns information about the file including "Name of Creating ...
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sed search and replace problem

I am trying to replace a string from a file which contains '&' in its value. vari = '111|abc & efg|123' varj = '222|abc & efg|123' echo $vari | sed -e "s/$vari/$varj/g" output is 222|...
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Can I use Zsh's built-in wildcard matching to replace the use of `find` here?

This is a follow-up to another question I posted I use a script to automatically rename files according to a particular order: #!/usr/bin/env zsh pages=($(sed -n '/page_order/,/^$/ p' _config.yml | ...
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GNU find -[cma]time option and daylight saving time

In the GNU find man, you can read this about the -atime option: -atime n File was last accessed n*24 hours ago. When find figures out how many 24-hour periods ago the file was last ...
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Identify sub-directories that do not contain a specific string in a specific file

I have a directory named dir1 which has about 800 sub-directories named disp-001, disp-002, ... disp-800. I need to find sub-directories that either do not contain a file stdout or if they do, that ...
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find command doesn't find (readable) files as non-root user

I'm trying to figure out why find does not find my files, even when they are readable. I have the following directory /some set up drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 23 16:45 some It's readable by ...
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Check for related file names and delete one of them

I need to write a script that will find files that contain a string in their name. If a file exists that is the same name but without that string, I want to remove the original file. For example, if ...
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Find part of filename

Please help with my task: I have a folder with three sub-folders containing six files each. There are two files in each sub-folder with :nopm in their file names. I need to create a shell script ...
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xargs repl_str doesn't expand second placeholder

I would like to rename some files and exclude others into a directory. I tried find . -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 ! -name 000-default.conf ! -name default-ssl.conf -print0 | xargs -0 -I {} sudo mv -- {} $...
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Find command to check only for the last 10 minutes and not the whole folder

I have an nvr system that recording video surveillance into a file server (Debian). I made a Nagios plugin to check if the NVR system is recording correctly and send me a notification when it stops ...
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copying sub-directories not containing a specific file into another directory

I have a directory named dir1 which has about 800 sub-directories named disp-001, disp-002, ... disp-800. I get the list of sub-directories that does not contain a file stdout based on solution given ...
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Find filename using list inside a file

How can i find all filenames that match a string in a list inside a file? I have a list_file.txt with a list of email addresses each in a new line like this: 1@mail.com 2@mail.com 3@mail.com ... ...
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Directory research example

I have a folder with three sub-folders containing six files each. There are two files in each sub-folder with :nopm in their file names. I need to create a shell script that checks all the folders ...
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What is the difference when using FIND between -name and -iname

Well the question says it all, I have seen both find -name and find -iname used all over the place without a discernible pattern. Could somebody explain the differences, perhaps with an ...
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Pipe Find Results for '*.squashfs' to unsquashfs

I am looking for something that will find the squashed filesystem, and the pass the output to unsquash the fs and it would have to be an absolute path outside the squashfs. example /tmp/mnt/live/...
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Copy file and file structure and merge in new directory

I used the following command line find src -name '*.json' | cpio -pdm lib So it found the json file as in the sceenshot below But then it takes the whole directory structure and places it into ...
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Folder research task

I have a folder with 3 subfolders containing 6 files each.There are 2 files in each subfolders with :NOPM in their file names. I need to create a shell script that checks all the folders and their ...
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Issue when I try passing parameters to find command?

Parameter: export exc_lst='! -path "/var/app/s2/pnl/incoming/recondata/*.*"'; When I try using the below find commands: find $FILE_DIR -name "*.*" "${exc_lst}" -type f -mtime +20 -user sh79790 -...
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How to chain the commands 'date -d @xxxxxx' and 'find ./'?

I have directories whose names are timestamps, given in milliseconds since 1970-01-01: 1439715011728 1439793321429 1439879712214 . . And I need an output like: 1442039711 Sat Sep 12 08:35:11 ...
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How to find all files matching (or not matching) a specific pattern in a folder?

How do I find all files in a folder and its subfolders terminated with 3 digits and move them to a new place while keeping the directory structure? Alternatively, how can I find all files whose ...
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find and md5sum not yielding any output (find -o limit?)

I ran into a situation that I don't really understand. I have a bunch of backup files in a recursive structure of which I want to calculate the md5. When I add some additional file extensions the ...
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Obtain filepath of directories containing a particular filetype in alphabetical/numerical order [duplicate]

I have a directory that contains 800 subdirectories named disp-001 ... disp-800. All these sub-directories need to contain a specific file say stdout. One among them does not contain the file and I ...
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Why is find not accepting '-exec cp {} dir +'?

I have a directory, dir1 which contains many files whose names end in either .jpg or .png. I want to copy all the .png files to dir2 which is empty. This command works: find dir1 -name '*.png' -exec ...
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Bash script to copy specific directories with pattern matching

How can I copy directories from one location to another location that matches a pattern. For example: source = /media/src/ destination = /media/dest/ The pattern is as /b/w{2}_/w{2}/b. i.e all ...
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simple command “find” not working

so I'm in the main folder for my web hosts, trying to find a file using find. I couldn't find it - it was listed as no such file or directory - and I thought maybe it isn't anywhere. However the ...
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How to rename multiple files using find

I want to rename multiple files (file1 ... filen to file1_renamed ... filen_renamed) using command find command: find . -type f -name 'file*' -exec mv filename='{}' $(basename $filename)_renamed ';' ...
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Why does this command not remove files as expected?

This command in my .sh script is supposed to look in /home/backup/VBtest for .sql.gz files and remove any older than 5 days: find /home/backup/VBtest/*.sql.gz -mtime +5 -exec rm {} \; But it doesn't....
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Can someone explain what this command does?

Can someone explain to me what this command does? EDIT: Do not run this command! It will break your installation. sudo find / -exec rm {} \;
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With find -exec grep, how to print only basename or split filename/line content on separate lines?

I'm looking at source files. For PureBasic actually, but whatever the language, there are common elements involved. In my case, the command would be cover extensions pb, pbi, pbf, and pbp: find . -...
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Backing up files [duplicate]

I would like to backup all files older than 90 days and greater plus gzip them. I could execute: find /path/to/files -type f -mtime 90 -exec gzip "{}" \; Problem with this command is it includes ...
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Optimize/Replace 'find' command

I am looking to optimize this find command. We have to move a bunch (sometimes almost a million) files to a directory for further processing. We are looking for a way to increase the speed of this ...
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delete folders older than 1 day

I want to delete all the folders that are older than 1 day with following command: find /test -mmin +1440 | xargs rm -rf But the output of find lists /test (and would remove it accordingly). How ...
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Exit bash when find gets to a folder with permission denied

I'm trying to write my second Bash script. Where i go through folders recursively and make a list of and count files and folders. In a way it works but if "find" gets to a directory where it has ...
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find delete shows “No such file or directory”

I just run a command to "find and delete files & folder older than 100 days" on a folder, and got the following: $ find . * -mtime +100 -delete find: May_01_2015: No such file or directory find: ...