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RE: Command to find execute file



Instead of writing a script like this, I'd use an alias with every
argument I *might* use in it.  Then I can refresh my memory of the
syntax with 'alias'.


Hattie Rouge


> -----Original Message-----
> From: psyche-list-admin redhat com 
> [mailto:psyche-list-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Joe D. Trent
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 3:12 PM
> To: psyche-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: Command to find execute file
> 
> 
> I can never remember all the right commands to find so I 
> wrote a script that I put in the path somewhere like /usr/bin:
> 
> # findit - find file name and print
> 
> # check for arguments
> if [ $1 ]; then
>         a=a
> else
>         echo usage: findit search_string [starting_directory]
>         exit
> fi
> 
> # help
> case $1 in
>         -help | -h | -HELP ) echo usage: findit search_string 
> [starting_directory]; exit ;; esac
> 
> # set directory (default to current)
> if [ $2 ]; then
> cd $2
> echo starting in directory: $2
> else
> echo "starting in current directory: `pwd`"
> fi
> 
> find . -iname $1 -print | more
> 
> 
> 
> I'm not much of a script writer, so there's probably a 
> cleaner way to do it, but it does what I need. It is kind of 
> slow, I'm glad to learn the "locate" command.
> 
> Joe D. Trent
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hattie Rouge" <redhat netgods us>
> To: <psyche-list redhat com>
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 12:00 PM
> Subject: RE: Command to find execute file
> 
> 
> > FYI
> >
> > Commands like 'type' or 'which' or 'where' will search the PATH 
> > variable for a file.  Since this is supposed to be only 
> executables, 
> > it is usually termed "search for executables" but it finds links to 
> > executable files so I don't think its that smart.  I think it will 
> > find any matching file in the PATH.
> >
> > Commands like 'find' actually walk the directory hierarchy 
> looking for 
> > files so you can search all the disks if you want.  If you have 
> > permissions for it.  And it can be very slow to walk a large set of 
> > disks on a busy server.
> >
> > Last thing:
> >
> > find / -name *evolution*
> >
> > will not always work because in some cases the shell will see the 
> > splat
> > (asterisk) and use it up instead of passing it on to the 
> find program.
> > Plus all the non-Linux Unices I've worked with don't assume a print
> > sub-command.  So the more general purpose way to do this 
> search is to
> > escape any special characters you use just in case and explicitly
> > request output.  So the above turns into:
> >
> > find / -name \*evolution\* -print
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> >
> > Hattie Rouge
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: psyche-list-admin redhat com 
> > > [mailto:psyche-list-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of Stéphan Hemmert
> > > Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 5:07 AM
> > > To: psyche-list redhat com
> > > Subject: Re: Command to find execute file
> > >
> > >
> > > also another way to find a file:
> > > find / -name *evolution*
> > >
> > > will scan the whole filesystem to find files which name contains 
> > > evolution ( can be pretty long)
> > >
> > > k.
> > >
> > > Stephen Liu wrote:
> > >
> > > >Hi all folks
> > > >
> > > >What command line will be used to find the execute file of a
> > > software,
> > > >e.g.
> > > >
> > > >/usr/bin/evolution
> > > >
> > > >the execute file of Ximian Evolution is under /usr/bin/  How
> > > to locate
> > > >it.
> > > >
> > > >Thanks in advance.
> > > >
> > > >B.Regards
> > > >Stephen Liu
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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