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find /var/www/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 644
2013-03-28 11:10:30
User: FiloSottile
Functions: chmod find xargs
Tags: find xargs chmod
-1

xargs is a more elegant approach to executing a command on find results then -exec as -exec is meant as a filtering flag.

sudo -u apache find . -not -perm /o+r
sudo -u apache find . -not -readable
find -maxdepth 1 -type f -newermt "00:00" -printf "%f\n" | sort
2013-03-23 12:50:01
User: TetsuyO
Functions: find
Tags: sort find files
-2

Finds files modified today since 00:00, removes ugly dotslash characters in front of every filename, and sorts them.

*EDITED* with the advices coming from flatcap (thanks!)

find -type f | xargs ls -1tr
count=0;while IFS= read -r -d '' line; do echo "${line#* }"; ((++count==5)) && break; done < <(find . -type f -printf '%s %p\0' | sort -znr)
2013-03-19 17:19:26
User: sharfah
Functions: echo find read sort
Tags: sort find head,
-4

This command is more robust because it handles spaces, newlines and control characters in filenames. It uses printf, not ls, to determine file size.

find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -5
find /some/path -type f -printf '%f\n' | grep -o '\..\+$' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
2013-03-18 14:42:29
User: skkzsh
Functions: find grep sort uniq
2

Get the longest match of file extension (Ex. For 'foo.tar.gz', you get '.tar.gz' instead of '.gz')

find /some/path -type f | gawk -F/ '{print $NF}' | gawk -F. '/\./{print $NF}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
2013-03-18 14:40:26
User: skkzsh
Functions: find gawk sort uniq
0

If you have GNU findutils, you can get only the file name with

find /some/path -type f -printf '%f\n'

instead of

find /some/path -type f | gawk -F/ '{print $NF}'
find ./ -type f -name "*.php" | xargs grep -n "name" -r {}
echo "template file: ";read tpl;echo "new file(s separated w. space):"; read fl;touch $fl;find $fl -exec cp -ap $tpl "{}" \;
2013-03-08 10:00:36
User: knoppix5
Functions: cp echo find read touch
0

make a bunch of files with the same permissions, owner, group, and content as a template file

(handy if you have much to do w. .php, .html files or alike)

find . -type f -exec echo echo rm {} '|' batch ';'|bash
2013-03-01 15:14:08
User: Ztyx
Functions: batch echo find rm
0

While `echo rm * | batch` might seem to work, it might still raise the load of the system since `rm` will be _started_ when the load is low, but run for a long time. My proposed command executes a new `rm` execution once every minute when the load is small.

Obviously, load could also be lower using `ionice`, but I still think this is a useful example for sequential batch jobs.

find ~/ -type d \( -wholename '/dev/*' -o -wholename '/sys/*' -o -wholename '/proc/*' \) -prune -o -exec test -w {} \; -exec echo {} writable \; 2>/dev/null
2013-02-27 13:18:47
User: cas_alexi
Functions: echo find test
4

su www-apache/ftp user and then

check readable: find ~/ -type d \( -wholename '/dev/*' -o -wholename '/sys/*' -o -wholename '/proc/*' \) -prune -o -exec test -r {} \; -exec echo {} readable \; 2>/dev/null

check writable: find ~/ -type d \( -wholename '/dev/*' -o -wholename '/sys/*' -o -wholename '/proc/*' \) -prune -o -exec test -w {} \; -exec echo {} writable \; 2>/dev/null

find ./ -type f -mtime +365 -exec rm -f {} \;
find * -maxdepth 0 -type d
2013-02-25 21:10:49
User: sonic
Functions: find
0

the advantage to doing it this way is that you can adjust the max depth to get more recursive results and run it on non GNU systems. It also won't print trailing slashes, which can easily be removed, but can be slightly annoying..

You could run:

# for file in `find * -maxdepth 0 -type d`;do ls -d $file;done

and in the ls -d part of the command you can put in whatever parameters you want to get things like permissions, time stamps, and ownership.

find ./ -name "*.sh" -exec chmod +x {} \;
2013-02-25 17:14:55
User: Renato
Functions: chmod find
0

This command is useful to recursively make executable all "*.sh" files in a folder.

This command is useful to apply chmod recursively in a determined kind of file.

find . -type f -size +0 -printf "%-25s%p\n" | sort -n | uniq -D -w 25 | sed 's/^\w* *\(.*\)/md5sum "\1"/' | sh | sort | uniq -w32 --all-repeated=separate
2013-02-23 20:44:20
User: jimetc
Functions: find sed sh sort uniq
0

Avoids the nested 'find' commands but doesn't seem to run any faster than syssyphus's solution.

sudo find / -type f -name config.inc.php -exec vim -p {} +
2013-02-12 11:00:02
User: sinevar
Functions: find sudo vim
2

Opening several files at once in Vim can be very easy in connection with find command.

find /path/ -type f -exec grep -l '<string of text>' {} \; | xargs sed -i -e 's%<string of text>%<new text string>%g'
find . -type f -size +100M
find . -name '*.jpg' | awk 'BEGIN{ a=0 }{ printf "mv %s name%01d.jpg\n", $0, a++ }' | bash
2013-02-07 06:12:37
User: doublescythe
Functions: awk find printf
0

This command will take the files in a directory, rename them, and then number them from 1...N.

Black belt stuff.

Hell of a time saver.

find . -type f -name "*.txt" | while read; do (($(cat $THISFILE | wc -l) < 10)) && rm -vf "$THISFILE"; done
find . -iname '*jpg' -print0 | xargs -0 exiftool -warning; find . -iname '*jpg' -print0 | xargs -0 jpeginfo -c
2013-01-28 16:44:19
Functions: find xargs
0

This checks jpeg data and metadata, should be grepped as needed, maybe a -B1 Warning for the first, and a -E "WARNING|ERROR" for the second part....

echo '#!/bin/bash' > junk.sh ; find . -iname *.pdf -type f -printf \p\s\2\a\s\c\i\i\ \"%p\"\ \ \"%p\.\t\x\u\"\;\ \p\a\r\ \<\"%p\.\t\x\u\"\ \>\"%p\.\t\x\t\"\ \;\ \r\m\ \"%p\.\t\x\u\"\ \\n >>junk.sh; chmod 766 junk.sh; ./junk.sh ; rm junk.sh
2013-01-27 21:29:08
User: p0g0
Functions: chmod echo find rm
0

Linux users wanting to extract text from PDF files in the current directory and its sub-directories can use this command. It requires "bash", "ps2ascii" and "par", and the PARINIT environment variable sanely set (see man par). WARNING: the file "junk.sh" will be created, run, and destroyed in the current directory, so you _must_ have sufficient rights. Edit the command if you need to avoid using the file name "junk.sh"

find /var/www/ -name file -exec cp {}{,.bak} \;
2013-01-27 01:03:28
User: joepd
Functions: cp file find
0

Let the shell handle the repetition in stead of find :)