Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This is related to my previous question of performing commands in multiple subdirectories simultaneously.

I'd like to run a program I've copied into every subdirectory which takes *.in files in the current directory as input files. I can find the program, but how do I tell it to run when I've found it?

share|improve this question

migrated from Jul 9 '11 at 16:40

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

jcomeau@intrepid:/tmp$ for program in $(find . -name $PROGRAM); do
 (cd $(dirname $program) && ./$(basename $program));

where PROGRAM is the name of your program.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.