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/bin/sh -c 'find . -name FILENAME -print -exec kill $$ \;'
2011-07-20 16:51:18
User: richardneish
Functions: kill
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If you know that you want only the first match from a 'find' command, this will terminate the find as soon as a match is found.

Recent versions of GNU find have the -quit parameter, which does the same thing as this, so this is only useful if you are stuck with an older version of find. or need to write a backward portable script.

I can't take credit for this - I saw it on a chat room where I work and thought it was useful, so am sharing it here both for others, and in case I want to remember it in the future.