[K12OSN] find command

Roger roger.in.eugene at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 14:03:52 UTC 2007

On 8/29/07, Nils Breunese <nils at breun.nl> wrote:
> Roger wrote:
> > you answered exactly why I use find.    I  never would have come up
> > with that wording, but you put exactly why I use find instead of
> > locate.  Locate is to locate a file,  or to see where I squirreled
> > something away.  I use find when I want to get certain files in a
> > subdirectory and do something with them.
> > I just recently noticed that find uses the wild card character like
> > you expect it to, I was just wondering when it changed.
> I couldn't find that change in the output of 'rpm -q --changelog
> findutils', but I guess it has been this way for quite some time now.
> At least I don't remember having to escape wildcards when using find.

I first learned it on solaris, then used it on BSD.  Could be linux version
you never had to.  And to think I could have saved a keystroke all these

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