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List all execs in $PATH, usefull for grepping the resulting list

Terminal - List all execs in $PATH, usefull for grepping the resulting list
find ${PATH//:/ } -iname "*admin*" -executable -type f
2010-03-29 10:20:07
User: sanmiguel
Functions: find
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List all execs in $PATH, usefull for grepping the resulting list

While it seems (to me at least) a little counter-intuitive to filter on name first, this requires less work for find, as it allows it to immediately discount any files that do not match the name directly from the directory listing on disk. Querying against file attributes requires reading the file attributes, which is performed for all files matching any name based predicates.

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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

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