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I am using find in a Bash script. How can I modify that code to include a specific directory under 'bin' , ie './bin/php/' (while still ignoring all other sub-directories of 'bin')?

Current code:

find . -name '*.php' \
-and ! -path './bin/*' \
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Is that what you mean?

find . \( \! -iregex ^./bin/.\* -o -iregex ^./include/something/.\* \) \
    -name \*.php
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No - but I've rewrote the question so hopefully I'm explaining myself better now. –  yoavf Dec 9 '09 at 9:20
    
yoavf, so I've edited my reply –  Michael Krelin - hacker Dec 9 '09 at 9:47

GNU find

find . -name "*.txt" ! -iregex ".*/bin/.*"
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Try this:

find . ./bin/php -path ./bin -prune -o -print

This will ignore files that are within ./bin, too, though.

By the way, it's "find" rather than "Bash find".

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find /bin /bin/php -maxdepth 1 -name "*.php"

Proof of concept

$ tree /bin
/bin
|-- ash
|-- dont_search
|   |-- hide_me.php
|   `-- hide_me.txt
|-- du
|-- file.php
|-- fmt
|-- php
|   |-- hide_me.txt
|   `-- show_me.php
`-- zsh

2 directories, 184 files

Result

$ find /bin /bin/php -maxdepth 1 -name "*.php"
/bin/file.php
/bin/php/show_me.php

Notice that /bin/dont_search/hide_me.php did not match

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