find only current directory (universal)

find . \( ! -name . -prune \) \( -type f -o -type l \)
you must be in the directory to analyse report all files and links in the currect directory, not recursively. this find command ahs been tested on hp-ux/linux/aix/solaris.
Sample Output
find . \( ! -name . -prune \) \( -type f -o -type l \)

By: mobidyc
2009-09-12 15:58:56

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What Others Think

how does this differ from just using: find . -maxdepth 1 ??
bwoodacre · 644 weeks and 2 days ago
hmm I dont have access to the other Unixes anymore and I'm not sure if they support this, but on Linux you can do this with find . -maxdepth 1 ! -type d
sitaram · 644 weeks and 2 days ago
the -maxdepth flag works only on Gnu release. HP-UX, IBM AIX and Sun Solaris have their own 'find' command by default. * these find parameters works everywhere.
mobidyc · 644 weeks and 1 day ago
Only works for the current directory? This does not work: find /path/to/dir \( ! -name /path/to/dir -prune \) \( -type f -o -type l \) How does one do this on AIX with the absolute path instead of pwd (.)?
knh · 385 weeks and 3 days ago
For example, to find files and links older than four weeks using find on AIX: find /path/to/dir/. ! -name . -prune \( -type f -o -type l \) -mtime +28
knh · 385 weeks and 3 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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