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find only current directory (universal)

Terminal - find only current directory (universal)
find /some/directory/* -prune -type f -name *.log
2014-05-02 00:14:32
User: bigstupid
Functions: find
0
find only current directory (universal)

This find syntax seems a little easier to remember for me when I have to use -prune on AIX's find. It works with gnu find, too.

Add whatever other find options after -prune

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Terminal - Alternatives
find . \( ! -name . -prune \) \( -type f -o -type l \)
2009-09-12 15:58:56
User: mobidyc
Functions: find
1

you must be in the directory to analyse

report all files and links in the currect directory, not recursively.

this find command ahs been tested on hp-ux/linux/aix/solaris.

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What others think

Parameter expansion of the wildcard becomes a problem when the directory contains a huge number of files.

In AIX, you get this error:

/usr/bin/find: 0403-027 The parameter list is too long.

You can tune the ncargs sys0 attribute, but mine is set to 256 and still get the error.

Comment by knh 13 weeks ago

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