I am trying to use find so it would find a script file and if found execute it in the same directory it found it in.

Something like this:

find . -name "CLEAN" -execdir "CLEAN" {} \;

except {} is the found file itself, which is not what I want.


May I suggest:

find . -type f -name "CLEAN" -execdir ./CLEAN \;

and in CLEAN, set your pwd rather than having it passed:


echo "${MYDIR}"
  • I get this: find: The current directory is included in the PATH environment variable, which is insecure in combination with the -execdir action of find. Please remove the current directory from your $PATH (that is, remove "." or leading or trailing colons) – SFbay007 Mar 19 '15 at 5:01
  • Changed the $PATH to not include . and it worked..thanks! – SFbay007 Mar 19 '15 at 5:07
  • Good to hear! Keep in mind that there are some security concerns, especially if the above gets run by root in any user-controlled directories, as they could create their own scripts and have them run as root, but I'll assume that you are on top of that. – Ric F Mar 19 '15 at 5:13

if "CLEAN" is shell script file

than this work

  find . -name "CLEAN.sh" -execdir sh -c './CLEAN.sh' sh {} \;

this command file CLEAN.sh and it execute in finding directory.

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