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Re: trying to find a path/file...



On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 00:25 -0700, suvayu ali wrote:
> 2009/7/9 bruce <bedouglas earthlink net>:
> > never mind!!
> >
> > arrggh.. figured it out... you can use the path, followed by the time, and
> > the name...
> >
> > kind of like...
> >
> > find /foo  -name "*.tz* -cmin -200
The -name option will not work with only one quote
Needs to be: -name "*.tz"
This restricts the expansion of the glob to be done by find , rather
than the shell. \*.tz should also work.
> >
> > which gets the targeted file...
> 
> find can be very picky about the syntax. The flag -name matches the
> file name exactly, so matching a file can be tricky. It however
> accepts file globs, so something like '-name \*.txt' is usually
> effective. Its safer to escape the asterisk. You can use other options
> like -mmin or -amin to find by modification time or access time.
> 
> find with -exec or find -print0 with xargs -0 are my favourite set of
> commands, after all find forms the backend for almost any search
> functionality in most *nix apps (e.g. search in Nautilus) :)
> 
> -- 
> Suvayu
> 
> Open source is the future. It sets us free.
> 
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