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find -L / -samefile path/to/foo.txt
ls -ltr --directory $(find . -regex "./.*[^/]*\'" -type f | xargs -n 1 dirname | sort | uniq)
2012-03-02 03:48:47
User: pdkl95
Functions: dirname find ls sort xargs
0

This let me find some a set of modifications that were made to a rather large tree of files, where the file-names themselves were not unique (actually: insanely redundant and useless. "1.dat 2.dat ..."). Pruning down to last-branch brough things back to the "project-name" scope, and it's then easy to see which branches of the tree have recently changed, or any other similar search.

Ideally, it should sort the directories by the mtime of the most recent *file* *inside* the directory, but that's probably outside the scope of a (sane...) command line.

find . -depth -name '* *' -execdir bash \-c 'a="{}";mv -f "$a" ${a// /_}' \;
2012-02-28 04:03:40
User: DewiMorgan
Functions: bash find mv
0

Sometimes, you don't want to just replace the spaces in the current folder, but through the whole folder tree - such as your whole music collection, perhaps. Or maybe you want to do some other renaming operation throughout a tree - this command's useful for that, too.

To rename stuff through a whole directory tree, you might expect this to work:

for a in `find . -name '* *'`;do mv -i "$a" ${a// /_};done

No such luck. The "for" command will split its parameters on spaces unless the spaces are escaped, so given a file "foo bar", the above would not try to move the file "foo bar" to "foo_bar" but rather the file "foo" to "foo", and the file "bar" to "bar". Instead, find's -execdir and -depth arguments need to be used, to set a variable to the filename, and rename files within the directory before we rename the directory.

It has to be -execdir and won't work with just -exec - that would try to rename "foo bar/baz quux" to "foo_bar/baz_quux" in one step, rather than going into "foo bar/", changing "baz quux" to "baz_quux", then stepping out and changing "foo bar/" into "foo_bar/".

To rename just files, or just directories, you can put "-type f" or "-type d" after the "-depth" param.

You could probably safely replace the "mv" part of the line with a "rename" command, like rename 'y/ /_/' *, but I haven't tried, since that's way less portable.

perl -le 'print ~~ map {-s} <*>'
2012-02-21 21:09:48
User: MarxBro
Functions: perl
Tags: perl find wc
7

Just want to post a Perl alternative.

Does not count hidden files ('.' ones).

testt(){ o=abcdefghLkprsStuwxOGN;echo $@;for((i=0;i<${#o};i++));do c=${o:$i:1};test -$c $1 && help test | sed "/^ *-$c/!d;1q;s/^[^T]*/-$c /;s/ if/ -/";done; }
2012-02-21 16:54:53
User: AskApache
Functions: echo sed test
2

Applies each file operator using the built-in test.

testt /home/askapache/.sq

/home/askapache/.sq

-a True - file exists.

-d True - file is a directory.

-e True - file exists.

-r True - file is readable by you.

-s True - file exists and is not empty.

-w True - the file is writable by you.

-x True - the file is executable by you.

-O True - the file is effectively owned by you.

-G True - the file is effectively owned by your group.

-N True - the file has been modified since it was last read.

Full Function:

testt ()

{

local dp;

until [ -z "${1:-}" ]; do

dp="$1";

[[ ! -a "$1" ]] && dp="$PWD/$dp";

command ls -w $((${COLUMNS:-80}-20)) -lA --color=tty -d "$dp";

[[ -d "$dp" ]] && find "$dp" -mount -depth -wholename "$dp" -printf '%.5m %10M %#15s %#9u %-9g %#5U %-5G %Am/%Ad/%AY %Cm/%Cd/%CY %Tm/%Td/%TY [%Y] %p\n' -a -quit 2> /dev/null;

for f in a b c d e f g h L k p r s S t u w x O G N;

do

test -$f "$dp" && help test | sed "/-$f F/!d" | sed -e 's#^[\t ]*-\([a-zA-Z]\{1\}\) F[A-Z]*[\t ]* True if#-\1 "'$dp'" #g';

done;

shift;

done

}

find . -maxdepth 1 -type f | wc -l
find ~/path/to/apk/files -name '*.apk' -exec adb install {} \;
2012-02-16 03:59:44
Functions: find install
Tags: find adb
0

You must have the android sdk installed with 'adb' executable on your system. This is just a way to loop over files in a folder using 'find' to locate and install android apps.

diff --suppress-common-lines -y <(cd path_to_dir1; find .|sort) <(cd path_to_dir2; find .|sort)
2012-02-13 12:49:33
User: knoppix5
Functions: cd diff find
2

Output of this command is the difference of recursive file lists in two directories (very quick!).

To view differences in content of files too, use the command submitted by mariusbutuc (very slow!):

diff -rq path_to_dir1 path_to_dir2
find . ! -name "*.tar.gz"
find /protocollo/paflow -type f -mtime +5 | xargs tar -cvf /var/dump-protocollo/`date '+%d%m%Y'_archive.tar`
2012-02-03 16:24:08
User: 0disse0
Functions: find tar xargs
1

Finally, we can make the file "unchangeable"

sudo chattr +i

find . | grep -E "(\||\\|\?|\*|<|\"|:|>)"
2012-01-21 17:59:20
User: dj_bushido
Functions: find grep
0

Find all files under "." that are invalid NTFS filenames. Find locates all files, and grep shows the invalid ones.

find . | grep -E "(\||\\|\?|\*|<|\"|:|>|\+|\[|\])"
2012-01-21 17:54:58
User: dj_bushido
Functions: find grep
0

Find is used to "find" all filenames - grep shows those that are invalid.

find . -perm 777 ?print
2012-01-21 10:20:52
User: javabuddy
Functions: find
Tags: find
0

I use this find command example to find out all the executable files you can modify it to find readonly file as well.

find ./ -type f -size +100000k -exec ls -lh {} \; 2>/dev/null| awk '{ print $8 " : " $5}'
2012-01-21 04:19:35
User: Goez
Functions: awk find ls
0

This command does a basic find with size. It also improves the printout given (more clearer then default)

Adjusting the ./ will alter the path.

Adjusting the "-size +100000k" will specify the size to search for.

find /etc/ /pentest/ -type f -iname "*sql*" | grep map
2012-01-15 13:30:32
User: celalerdik
Functions: find grep
Tags: find grep
0

you can find a special things(with defined -iname "*sql*") from in most of one direcroty(for example from both /etc/ and /pentest/) and then you can want to grep only include "map" word

find /pentest/ -type f -iname "*trace*"
2012-01-14 20:43:30
User: celalerdik
Functions: find
Tags: find
0

you can find all "trace" phrases within everywhere else under the pentest directory..

find . -type f|perl -lne '@x=sort {$b->[0]<=>$a->[0]}[(stat($_))[7],$_],@x;splice(@x,11);print "@{$x[0]}";END{for(@x){print "@$_"}'
2012-01-08 14:43:43
User: bazzargh
Functions: find perl
Tags: sort perl find
-2

A different approach to the problem - maintain a small sorted list, print the largest as we go, then the top 10 at the end. I often find that the find and sort take a long time, and the large file might appear near the start of the find. By printing as we go, I get better feedback. The sort used in this will be much slower on perls older than 5.8.

find $(pwd) -maxdepth 1 -name "*" -printf "%p\n"
find `pwd` -type f \( -iname thumb.php -or -iname timthumb.php \) -exec grep -HP 'define ?\(.VERSION' {} \;
2011-12-27 11:33:54
User: djkee
Functions: find grep
-3

Good for finding outdated timthumb.php scripts which need to be updated, anything over 2.0 should be secure, below that timthimb is vulnerable and can be used to compromise your website.

find `pwd` -maxdepth 1 -exec ls --color -d {} \;
find -iname "*.pdf" -exec pdfinfo -meta {} \;|awk '{if($1=="Pages:"){s+=$2}}END{print s}'
2011-12-13 15:02:11
User: Barabbas
Functions: awk find
Tags: awk find pdf count sum
0

This sums up the page count of multiple pdf files without the useless use of grep and sed which other commandlinefus use.

mplayer -endpos 0.1 -vo null -ao null -identify *.avi 2>&1 |grep ID_LENGTH |cut -d = -f 2|awk '{SUM += $1} END { printf "%d:%d:%d\n",SUM/3600,SUM%3600/60,SUM%60}'
find /usr/include/ -name '*.[c|h]pp' -o -name '*.[ch]' -print0 | xargs -0 wc -l | tail -1
find /usr/include/ -name '*.[c|h]pp' -o -name '*.[ch]' -exec cat {} \;|wc -l
2011-12-01 19:58:52
User: kerim
Functions: cat find wc
-4

Count your source and header file's line numbers

For example for java change the command like this

find . -name '*.java' -exec cat {} \;|wc -l