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find / -name \*string\*
2009-02-16 08:43:01
User: tini
Functions: find
-2

run as root and use it fo find file you're looking for.

find . -type f -exec grep -l pattern {} \; | xargs vi +/pattern
find ${PATH//:/ } -executable -type f -printf "%f\n"
2009-02-16 06:03:46
User: kamathln
Functions: find
5

##Dependancies: bash coreutils

Many executables in $PATH have the keyword somewhere other than the beginning in their file names. The command is useful for exploring the executables in $PATH like this.

find ${PATH//:/ } -executable -type f -printf "%f\n" |grep admin

lpadmin

time-admin

network-admin

svnadmin

users-admin

django-admin

shares-admin

services-admin

find . \( -type d -name .svn -prune \) -o -type d -print
find . -type f -exec grep -l XXX {} \;|tee /tmp/fileschanged|xargs perl -pi.bak -e 's/XXX/YYY/g'
2009-02-16 02:55:23
User: drossman
Functions: find grep perl tee xargs
6

Find all files that contain string XXX in them, change the string from XXX to YYY, make a backup copy of the file and save a list of files changed in /tmp/fileschanged.

find . -maxdepth 1 -iname '*jpg' -exec convert -quality 60 {} lowQ/{} \;
2009-02-15 19:34:38
User: abhinay
Functions: find
-1

* lowQ/ is the output directory

* pass quality level from 1 to 100

find "$DIR" -regex "$FILENAME" -type f -print0 | xargs -0 sed -i _`date "+%y%m%d%H%M%S"` -E "s/$TEXT1/$TEXT2/g"
find -printf '%u %g\n' | sort | uniq
2009-02-13 22:42:49
User: leper421
Functions: find sort
8

find -printf '%u\n' | sort | uniq #just users

find -printf '%g\n' | sort | uniq #just groups

sc queryex type= service state= all | find "_NAME"
2009-02-13 15:44:42
User: piyo
Functions: find
3

On Windows 2000 or later, this command will give a listing of all the registered Windows services. You can then know what the name of a command is in order to start and stop it.

e.g.

sc start Apache2.2

or

net start Apache2.2

Please note that sc will allow the SERVICE_NAME only, while net will allow both SERVICE_NAME and DISPLAY_NAME.

Note that the space between the = and the next word are important. Not very unixy, that.

http://www.ss64.com/nt/sc.html

http://www.ss64.com/nt/net_service.html

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490995.aspx

find . -name '*.jar' -printf '%f:'
2009-02-13 15:37:51
User: yalestar
Functions: find
9

Useful for making a CLASSPATH out of a list of JAR files, for example.

Also:

export CLASSPATH=.:$(find ./lib -name '*.jar' -printf '%p:')

find . -type f -print | xargs grep foo
tar -zcps <dir> -X <(find <dir> -type f -mtime -<days>) |ssh user@backuphost tar -xzpsC /data/bkup
2009-02-12 22:31:58
User: zb
Functions: find tar
-3

due to bug can not comment

find /tmp -type f -printf 'rm "%p";\n'
2009-02-12 20:23:24
User: zb
Functions: find
4

add |sh when you agree the list, I often use that method to prevent typos in dangerous or long operations

find ./backup -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum > /checksums_backup.md5
find * -type d -exec mkdir /where/you/wantem/\{\} \;
find . -name "*.php" -exec iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 {} -o ../newdir_utf8/{} \;
find <dir> -type f -mtime +<days> -exec scp -r {} user@backuphost:/data/bkup \;
2009-02-12 07:43:29
User: rbattu
Functions: find scp
-1

U have to make key exchange in order to avoid continuous password prompt.

i=0; f=$(find . -type f -iregex ".*jpg");c=$(echo $f|sed "s/ /\n/g"| wc -l);for x in $f;do i=$(($i + 1));echo "$x $i of $c"; mogrify -strip $x;done
find ./* -name 'CVS' | awk '{print "dos2unix " $1 "/*"}' | awk '{system($0)}'
find . -name Root -print | xargs rm -f
find . -name "*.java" -exec gnome-terminal \-x vim {} \;
2009-02-10 09:38:04
User: root
Functions: find vim
-6

Not that useful really, more novel. Can open up an awful lot of terminal windows.

find . -name "*.php" -exec php -l {} \; | sed -e "/^No syntax/d"
2009-02-10 09:14:25
User: TomNomNom
Functions: find sed
1

Uses the PHP binary to check the syntax of all .php files in or below the current working directory. Really handy for doing that last minute check before you commit code to the repository.

find /dir/ -name *name*
2009-02-09 20:24:10
User: cinan
Functions: find
-5

"*" is important if you don't know exact name of file. Check it out and you'll see

find . \( -name '*.h' -o -name '*.cc' \) | xargs grep . | wc -l
2009-02-09 11:44:35
User: dgomes
Functions: find grep wc xargs
3

Counts number of lines of code in *.h and *.cc files

find ~/random_jpegs/folder -name "*.jpg" -exec rdjpgcom {} \;
2009-02-09 02:58:13
User: Williebee
Functions: find
0

depends on libjpeg-progs

But how to display path to found comments?