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Not really. Consider that find doesn't know what is in the directory tree, but finds out by reading recursively through all directory listing. (sorry for the pun.) For example there could be two first-level directories, one of which has 1 file, and another that has 1000000 files. Something like copying the tree would be different, since a program could ...

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