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find . -name "*~" -exec rm {} \;
2010-02-26 10:54:02
User: ivanatora
Functions: find rm
Tags: vim find
-5

Assuming only VIM has *~ files in your current dir. If you have usefull data in a file named in the *~ pattern, DO NOT RUN this command!

find -type d -name ".svn" -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf
2010-02-25 10:16:18
User: tuxilicious
Functions: find rm xargs
-1

man find: If no paths are given, the current directory is used. - Can anybody tell me why so many people are typing the dot?

find . -iname "FILENAME" -exec sed -i 's/SEARCH_STRING/REPLACE_STRING/g' {} \;
2010-02-24 19:52:22
User: nanopino
Functions: find sed
1

using find's exec option instead of a for loop and using sed's -i option for inplace replacement. no need to do the file swap.

find /dev/vg00 -type b -exec lvextend -m 1 {} /dev/disk/<disk> \;
2010-02-24 18:41:33
User: Glip
Functions: find
Tags: hp-ux lvm
-1

Mirror every lvol in vg00 in hp-ux 11.31

find . -name .svn -exec rm -r {} +;
find . -type f |sed "s#.*/##g" |sort |uniq -c -d
2010-02-17 11:59:54
User: shadycraig
Functions: find sed sort uniq
0

Useful for C projects where header file names must be unique (e.g. when using autoconf/automake), or when diagnosing if the wrong header file is being used (due to dupe file names)

find -type f -regex ".*\.\(js\|php\|inc\|htm[l]?\|css\)$" -exec grep -il 'searchstring' '{}' +
find . -type f \( -name "*.js" -o -name "*.php" -o -name "*.inc" -o -name "*.html" -o -name "*.htm" -o -name "*.css" \) -exec grep -il 'searchString' {} \;
2010-02-07 15:28:20
User: niels_bom
Functions: find grep
Tags: find grep search
-1

Use find to recursively make a list of all files from the current directory and downwards. The files have to have an extension of the ones listed. Then for every file found, grep it for 'searchString', returns the filename if searchString is found.

find . -name <pattern> -ls | awk 'BEGIN {i=0}; {i=i+$7}; END {print i}'
2010-02-05 14:47:27
User: danam
Functions: awk find
Tags: disk usage
2

Just how much space are those zillions of database logs taking up ? How much will you gain on a compression rate of say 80% ? This little line gives you a good start for your calculations.

find /dev/vg00 -type b |while read L; do lvextend -m 1 $L /dev/disk/<disk> ; done
find /path/to/dir -type f -printf "%T@|%p\n" 2>/dev/null | sort -n | tail -n 1| awk -F\| '{print $2}'
newest () { find ${1:-\.} -type f |xargs ls -lrt ; }
find . -type f |xargs -I% sed -i '/group name/s/>/ deleteMissing="true">/' %
2010-02-01 21:09:57
User: 4fthawaiian
Functions: find sed xargs
1

Changed out the for loop for an xargs. It's a tad shorter, and a tad cleaner.

find . -type f -size +1100000k |xargs -I% du -sh %
2010-01-31 22:04:07
User: 4fthawaiian
Functions: du find xargs
1

simple find -> xargs sort of thing that I get a lot of use out of. Helps find huge files and gives an example of how to use xargs to deal with them. Tested on OSX snow leopard (10.6). Enjoy.

find . -type f | parallel -j+0 grep -i foobar
2010-01-30 02:08:46
Functions: find grep
4

Parallel does not suffer from the risk of mixing of output that xargs suffers from. -j+0 will run as many jobs in parallel as you have cores.

With parallel you only need -0 (and -print0) if your filenames contain a '\n'.

Parallel is from https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/

find directory/ -exec grep -ni phrase {} +
2010-01-28 12:15:24
User: sanmiguel
Functions: find grep
Tags: find grep
0

The difference between this and the other alternatives here using only grep is that find will, by default, not follow a symlink. In some cases, this is definitely desirable.

Using find also allows you to exclude certain files, eg

find directory/ ! -name "*.tmp" -exec grep -ni phrase {} +

would allow you to exclude any files .tmp files.

Also note that there's no need for calling grep recursively, as find passes each found file to grep.

find -type d -name ".svn" -prune -o -not -empty -type f -printf "%s\n" | sort -rn | uniq -d | xargs -I{} -n1 find -type d -name ".svn" -prune -o -type f -size {}c -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum | sort | uniq -w32 --all-repeated=separate
2010-01-28 09:45:29
User: 2chg
Functions: find md5sum sort uniq xargs
2

Improvement of the command "Find Duplicate Files (based on size first, then MD5 hash)" when searching for duplicate files in a directory containing a subversion working copy. This way the (multiple dupicates) in the meta-information directories are ignored.

Can easily be adopted for other VCS as well. For CVS i.e. change ".svn" into ".csv":

find -type d -name ".csv" -prune -o -not -empty -type f -printf "%s\n" | sort -rn | uniq -d | xargs -I{} -n1 find -type d -name ".csv" -prune -o -type f -size {}c -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum | sort | uniq -w32 --all-repeated=separate
find -not -empty -type f -printf "%s\n" | sort | uniq -d | parallel find -type f -size {}c | parallel md5sum | sort | uniq -w32 --all-repeated=separate
2010-01-28 08:40:18
Functions: find md5sum sort uniq
Tags: xargs parallel
-1

A bit shorter and parallelized. Depending on the speed of your cpu and your disk this may run faster.

Parallel is from https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/

find filepath -type f -iname "*.html" -o -iname "*.htm" -o -iname "*.php" | xargs grep "Exception\|LGPL\|CODE1"
find directory/ |xargs grep -i "phrase"
find . -iname "*.jar" -exec cp '{}' /tmp/ \;
2010-01-26 12:19:15
Functions: cp find
-3

Useful for Maven multimodule projects, where you want to extract all packaged jar files.

rsync -vd --files-from=<(find . -name entries -print ) . ../target_directory
2010-01-26 09:41:12
User: samyboy
Functions: find rsync
2

This command has been used to overwrite corrupted "entries" files of a corrupted subversion working copy.

Note the --files-from input format.

find . -maxdepth 1 -type d -exec 'mv "{}" "{}-old" && svnadmin create "{}" && svnadmin recover "{}-old" && svnadmin dump "{}-old" | svnadmin load "{}" && rm -rf "{}-old"' \;
find . -maxdepth 1 -type f| xargs sha1sum | sed 's/^\(\w*\)\s*\(.*\)/\2 \1/' | while read LINE; do mv $LINE; done
find -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.7z" -exec 7zr e '{}' ';'
2010-01-23 19:50:10
User: minnmass
Functions: find
-1

Use find's built-in ability to call programs.

Alternatively,

find -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.7z" -print0 | xargx -0 -n 1 7zr e

would work, too.