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When I do this:

[myuser@myserver ~]$ find . -type f -name "*Myfile* -name "*20130*"

It enters ">" mode, and I can't exit it. How do I retun to shell prompt?

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You are missing a closing quote at the end of the first pattern. – Hristo Iliev Jan 7 '13 at 7:10
you forgot a " after "*Myfile* – lbonn Jan 7 '13 at 7:11
Why did it get negative votes? – alwbtc Jan 7 '13 at 7:27
up vote 3 down vote accepted

You have an unmatched "

find . -type f -name "*Myfile* -name "*20130*"
                     ^        ^

You should be able to Ctr-C your way out if it.

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Thank you, it solved. – alwbtc Jan 7 '13 at 7:26

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