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Use a variable in a find command. Useful in scripting.

Terminal - Use a variable in a find command. Useful in scripting.
find "$1" -iname "*$2*"
2010-08-04 11:10:42
User: dbbolton
Functions: find
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Use a variable in a find command. Useful in scripting.

This works fine too.

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find . -iname \*${MYVAR}\* -print
2010-08-04 05:43:51
User: Buzzcp
Functions: find
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You define your variable MYVAR with the desired search pattern:

MYVAR=

...which can then be searched with the find command.

This is useful if you in a script, where you want the arguments to be fed into the find command.

The provided search is case insensitive (-iname) and will find all files and directories with the pattern MYVAR (not exact matches). This may go without saying, but if you want exact matches remove the \* and if you want case sensitive, use the -name argument.

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