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find only current directory (universal)

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

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.


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find /some/directory/* -prune -type f -name *.log
2014-05-02 00:14:32
User: bigstupid
Functions: find

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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What others think

how does this differ from just using:

find . -maxdepth 1


Comment by bwoodacre 371 weeks and 1 day ago

hmm I dont have access to the other Unixes anymore and I'm not sure if they support this, but on Linux you can do this with

find . -maxdepth 1 ! -type d
Comment by sitaram 371 weeks ago

the -maxdepth flag works only on Gnu release.

HP-UX, IBM AIX and Sun Solaris have their own 'find' command by default.


these find parameters works everywhere.

Comment by mobidyc 370 weeks and 6 days ago

Only works for the current directory?

This does not work:

find /path/to/dir \( ! -name /path/to/dir -prune \) \( -type f -o -type l \)

How does one do this on AIX with the absolute path instead of pwd (.)?

Comment by knh 112 weeks and 2 days ago

For example, to find files and links older than four weeks using find on AIX:

find /path/to/dir/. ! -name . -prune \( -type f -o -type l \) -mtime +28

Comment by knh 112 weeks and 2 days ago

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