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diff <(cd dir1 && find . | sort) <(cd dir2 && find . | sort)
find . -name "*.[ch]" -exec grep -i /dev/null "search pharse" {} \;
2012-12-04 20:51:04
User: MikeGoerling
Functions: find grep
Tags: find grep
0

Old Sys5 system and SUN computers don't have the -H option. Adding /dev/null forces grep to use the multi-file output and report the file name.

find . -type f -print | awk -F'.' '{print $NF}' | sort | uniq -c
grep -lir 'aMethodName' * | grep -v 'target'
2012-10-15 12:50:21
User: hay
Functions: grep
0

Finds all files recursively from your working directory, matching 'aMethodName', except if 'target' is in that file's path.

Handy for finding text without matching all your files in target or subversion directories.

find /path/to/search -xtype l
find . -name '*.rar' -execdir unrar e {} \;
2012-09-27 02:27:03
User: kyle0r
Functions: find
9

From the cwd, recursively find all rar files, extracting each rar into the directory where it was found, rather than cwd.

A nice time saver if you've used wget or similar to mirror something, where each sub dir contains an rar archive.

Its likely this can be tuned to work with multi-part archives where all parts use ambiguous .rar extensions but I didn't test this. Perhaps unrar would handle this gracefully anyway?

echo $(find <directory> -name '*.<extension>' -exec du -s {} \; | tee $(tty) | cut -f1 | tr '\n' '+') 0 | bc
2012-09-17 22:46:50
User: ysangkok
Functions: cut du echo find tee tr
-1

Also shows files as they are found. Only works from a tty.

find . -cnewer <file a> -and ! -cnewer <file b>
2012-08-15 21:57:42
User: rdc
Functions: find
Tags: find
1

This command finds all the files whose status has changed between the ctime of the older and newer .

Very useful if you can see from an ls listing a block of consecutive files you want to move or delete, but can't figure out exactly the time range by date.

ff() { find -maxdepth 3 -type f -iname "$1"; }; fd() { find -maxdepth 4 -type d -iname "$1"; }
2012-08-15 15:04:48
User: plasticboy
Functions: find
Tags: find simple
-1

These should be a little faster since they don't have to spawn grep.

ff() { find -maxdepth 3 -type f | grep -i "$1"; }; fd() { find -maxdepth 4 -type d | grep -i "$1"; }
find . -type f -exec ls -l --full-time {} + | sort -k 6,7
2012-08-03 22:22:51
User: quadcore
Functions: find ls sort
Tags: sort find ls
2

This sorts files in multiple directories by their modification date. Note that sorting is done at the end using "sort", instead of using the "-ltr" options to "ls". This ensures correct results when sorting a large number of files, in which case "find" will call "ls" multiple times.

find . -type f -exec du -sh {} + | sort -hr | head
find /backup/directory -name "FILENAME_*" -mtime +15 -exec rm -vf {} +
find . -type f -exec ls -shS {} + | head -10
2012-07-28 17:21:46
User: erichamion
Functions: find head ls
0

This requires a version of GNU find that supports the -exec {} + action, but it seems more straightforward than the versions already posted.

find . -type f \( -name '*.c' -o -name '*.cpp' -o -name '*.cc' -o -name '*.cxx' \) | xargs grep "#include.*\.c.*" 2>&1 | tee source_inside_source_list.txt
sudo find / \( -nouser -o -nogroup \)
2012-07-13 07:09:08
User: gwd
Functions: find sudo
1

suspicious/anomalous ownership may indicate system breach; should return no results

sudo find / -perm -2 ! -type l -ls
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head -10
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head
find . -type f -exec stat -f '%m %N' {} \; | sort -n
find /path/to/dir -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep -l "foo"
find /SOME/PATH -type f -execdir rm -f {} \+
2012-06-15 05:32:31
User: kiiwii
Functions: find rm
Tags: find rm
0

rm /SOME/PATH/*, when you hit "argument list too long".

find ./ -type f -exec sh -c 'echo "{}" "$(dirname "{}")/$(basename "{}" | tr "[A-Z]" "[a-z]")"' \;
2012-06-14 07:13:42
User: jelloir
Functions: find sh
Tags: bash find mv rename tr
0

Handles spaces in file names and directories. Optionally change directories as well by pipe to tr from dirname.

find . -type f -exec chmod a-x {} +
2012-06-11 12:50:56
User: sanmiguel
Functions: chmod find
Tags: find xargs chmod
4

Using `-exec cmd {} +` causes find to build the command using all matching filenames before execution, rather than once per file.