Commands by richardneish (1)

  • If you know that you want only the first match from a 'find' command, this will terminate the find as soon as a match is found. Recent versions of GNU find have the -quit parameter, which does the same thing as this, so this is only useful if you are stuck with an older version of find. or need to write a backward portable script. I can't take credit for this - I saw it on a chat room where I work and thought it was useful, so am sharing it here both for others, and in case I want to remember it in the future. Show Sample Output

    /bin/sh -c 'find . -name FILENAME -print -exec kill $$ \;'
    richardneish · 2011-07-20 16:51:18 2

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