find only current directory (universal)

find /some/directory/* -prune -type f -name *.log
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
Sample Output
linux:
$ find /etc/* -prune -type f -name *.conf
/etc/asound.conf
/etc/ca-certificates.conf ...

AIX:
$ find /etc/* -prune -type f -name *.conf
/etc/aixmibd.conf
/etc/cdrecord.conf
/etc/cdromd.conf...

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By: bigstupid
2014-05-02 00:14:32

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What Others Think

Parameter expansion of the wildcard becomes a problem when the directory contains a huge number of files. In AIX, you get this error: /usr/bin/find: 0403-027 The parameter list is too long. You can tune the ncargs sys0 attribute, but mine is set to 256 and still get the error.
knh · 215 weeks and 5 days ago

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