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I have the full gnuwin32 installation on my Win7 box. From the shell (cmd.exe), I can execute

c:\gnuwin32\bin\find.exe .

from a directory and get a list of all the files recursively. What I am trying to do is find all files with filenames ending in .rej. I would expect one of these to work:

c:\gnuwin32\bin\find.exe . -name "*.rej"
c:\gnuwin32\bin\find.exe . -name '*.rej'

but the first one only gives me one result (in the working directory), and the second gives me no results. In contrast,

ls -R | grep rej$

gives me many, many results ending in .rej. What am I missing?

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If you don't have any other criteria, you could just run from the command line: dir *.rej /s/b –  jftuga Jul 19 '11 at 17:09
    
@jftuga Thanks -- I'll keep that in mind. In this case, I do need to do something with the files, though I can still use xargs in some incarnation, I'm sure. –  Andrew Jul 19 '11 at 17:29

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I never found a good answer regarding anything I can do to make gnuwin32 find work, but I found this answer with a workaround. Specifically, using the nearly-decade-old find.exe from UnxUtils seems to work.

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Cygwin's find also appears to work just fine (at least on my Win7 x64 box). –  Brian Knoblauch Jul 19 '11 at 18:48

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