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Currently I'm trying to find some files using the find command.

find -wholename "./blah/*.mp4"

This returns:

./blah/blah2/a.mp4
./blah/blah2/b.mp4

Is there any way I can simplify the output of this so that it only returns blah/blah2/a.mp4 without the beginning two characters (being ./)?

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    Why not just use find blah/ -name '*.mp4'. – Thomas Dec 17 '17 at 9:03
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    @Thomas That makes for an answer, do you mind adding it? – dessert Dec 17 '17 at 9:28
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Use printf controls.

find -wholename "./blah/*.mp4" -printf "%P\n" 
  • Thanks! I guess the only other question would be how do I pass that into the find -exec parameter? If I use the standard {} to represent the name, it still returns the full path (with ./) instead. – kpjVideo Dec 17 '17 at 20:13

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