Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Finding files under UNIX

Finding files in a UNIX system can be difficult sometimes. The find command will help you find all the files you need, however the command is not that easy to use if you like to use it to its full strength. Oracle has released a paper on the command “Guide to Linux Find Command Mastery” done by Sheryl Calish.

also a very good guide is this about page: http://linux.about.com/od/commands/a/blcmdl1_findx.htm done by Juergen Haas or you can take a look at the man page on my website.

“The find utility recursively descends the directory hierarchy for each path seeking files that match a Boolean expression written in the primaries given below.

find will be able to descend to arbitrary depths in a file hierarchy and will not fail due to path length limitations (unless a path operand specified by the application exceeds PATH_MAX requirements).

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