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Everyone wants to take spaces out of filenames. Forget that. I want to put them back in. We've got tools and filesystems that support spaces, they look better, so I'm going to use them.
Because of how find works I find I need to run this multiple times, if it's renaming subdirs. But it can be re-run without issues.
I got this version of the command from a comment in this underscore-generating command. http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/760/find-recursively-from-current-directory-down-files-and-directories-whose-names-contain-single-or-multiple-whitespaces-and-replace-each-such-occurrence-with-a-single-underscore. All I did was change the regex.
Finds all symbolic links in the specified directory which match the specified string pattern.
I used this when upgrading from an Apple-supported version of Java 6 (1.6.0_65) to an Oracle-supported version (1.7.0_55) on Mac OS X 10.8.5 to find out which executables were pointing to /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands (Apple version) vs. /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_55.jdk/Contents/Home/bin (Oracle version). However, it appears the current JDK installation script already takes care of modifying the links.
This find syntax seems a little easier to remember for me when I have to use -prune on AIX's find. It works with gnu find, too.
Add whatever other find options after -prune
Deletes files in the current directory or its subdirectories that match "regexp" but handle directories, newlines, spaces, and other funky characters better than the original #13315. Also uses grep's "-q" to be quiet and quit at the first match, making this much faster. No need for awk either.
Grep can search files and directories recursively. Using the -Z option and xargs -0 you can get all results on one line with escaped spaces, suitable for other commands like rm.
After this command you can review doit.sh file before executing it.
If it looks good, execute: `. doit.sh`
Btrfs reports the inode numbers of files with failed checksums. Use `find` to lookup the file names of those inodes. The files may need to be deleted and replaced with backups.
Btrfs reports the inode numbers of files with failed checksums. Use `find` to lookup the file names of those inodes.
lsblk | grep mountpoint
This command uses -newerXY to show you the files that are modified since a specific date. I recommend looking for "-newerXY" on the manpage to get the specifics.
Will find and list all core files from the current directory on. You can pass | xargs rm -i to be prompted for the removal if you'd like to double check before removal.
Use find's internal stat to get the file size then let the shell add up the numbers.
Using find's internal stat to get the file size is about 50 times faster than using -exec stat.
Find files and calculate size with stat of result in shell
Useful when you want to cron a daily deletion task in order to keep files not older than one year. The command excludes .snapshot directory to prevent backup deletion.
One can append -delete to this command to delete the files :
find /path/to/directory -not \( -name .snapshot -prune \) -type f -mtime +365 -delete
note that sed -i is non-standard (although both GNU and current BSD systems support it)
Can also be accomplished with
find . -name "*.txt" | xargs perl -pi -e 's/old/new/g'
Find all files larger than 500M in home directory and print them ordered by size with full info about each file.
* Find all file sizes and file names from the current directory down (replace "." with a target directory as needed).
* sort the file sizes in numeric order
* List only the duplicated file sizes
* drop the file sizes so there are simply a list of files (retain order)
* calculate md5sums on all of the files
* replace the first instance of two spaces (md5sum output) with a \0
* drop the unique md5sums so only duplicate files remain listed
* Use AWK to aggregate identical files on one line.
* Remove the blank line from the beginning (This was done more efficiently by putting another "IF" into the AWK command, but then the whole line exceeded the 255 char limit).
>>>> Each output line contains the md5sum and then all of the files that have that identical md5sum. All fields are \0 delimited. All records are \n delimited.