list files by testing the ownership

find . -user root
Alternative to mnikhil's ls/awk solution

By: jedifu
2013-10-16 08:08:41

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What Others Think

That will not only list "files" but directories, etc. Its somewhat a limitation of the shell (in this case I assume bash) to have to resort to using an external command for such a simple operation, all we want is a pattern (similar to any glob). zshell's "glob qualifiers" offer a means to pass such a pattern: print -rl *(.u0N) # root/uid 0 owned "files" print -rl *(Du0N) # root/uid 0 owned "directories" print -rl *(.u1000f:u+x:N) # list files owned by uid 1000 that have execute bit set. Note that the 'N' sets a 'NULL_GLOB' so that a not match is empty.
khayyam · 391 weeks and 4 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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