The find command in Windows systems is used to filter lines of input text, and return those matching the filter. The find command in *nix system is used to locate files or folders that match a certain criteria.

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Connect to server via lftp and delete files older than one day

I am using lftp to connect to a remote server as: lftp -u user,pass -e "echo 'hello' ;quit" host What I want to do is to find and delete all the files in the root directory which are older than 1 ...
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Delete files with same size but keep always one file?

I have a directory full of zipfiles, that contain many files. They are created by software and this is currently not fixable. I tried to work with fdupes, but this process took too long, because there ...
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How do I search for a file whose path contains a null byte?

I want to search all files underneath a directory for a null byte in the path name. How would I do that? Especially via: Windows main GUI Windows powershell Git for Windows bash-esque terminal ...
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Move Windows 8 notepad Find dialog box

I would like to move the default position of the "Find" dialog box in windows 8 notepad. I'm fairly certain that it would require an edit of the windows registry and I'm comfortable using the registry ...
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Ubuntu find files and directory matching a name in one line

There are parameters of find command for finding files and directories respectively -f and -d, but I want to avoid writing two find commands and && or || between them. I want to find file or ...
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Linux suppress find error in bash script combined with file delete

I have a one line script which works fine but... find $HOME/html/mydir/downloads/sec/*.zip -mtime 2 -exec rm {} \; It generates an error if there are no files found and my web host then sends me a ...
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Emphasize Find results in Chrome

In Google Chrome, the Ctrl-F(on Linux) Find feature conveniently scrolls to and accentuates (highlights) the searched word in the current page. However, sometimes The result may be in a tiny font, ...
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view files returned from shell commands

Very often I grep and find through directories (usually containing images) and I have to "visually" check the result before I can operate on the result (like deleting, moving, etc). E.g.: find ...
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find -exec where filename is not the last parameter

I am trying to pass the files from find command to adb push like this: find . -name "test0[4-8]*.py" -exec adb push {} \; /storage/emulated/0/ I get an error find: paths must precede ...
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MS Excel 2010 Identify peaks in a data set, select its previous values and get a chart

I have a set of data about with approximatively 25500 cells, all contained in one column. The data has a series of peaks that occurs, and I need to identify the 2nd peak (and the 4th, the 6th, and so ...
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find and exec on only filename

I need to find all files older than X days and delete them locally and from my s3 bucket. The problem is the find command returns me the full path and filename too. I tried messing with basename and ...
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Differences between how the find command interprets units of size

When I issue find / \( -type f -size +10M \) -and \( -type f -size -1G \) I don't get any results. However, when I type find / \( -type f -size +10M \) -and \( -type f -size -1000M \) the ...
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Find first string in text string that is numbers only. Formulas only

Is it possible to find the first string within a string that contains only numbers/digits? I have a few thousand addresses to process and some of them have Apartment numbers. I need to find the ...
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Using an array as search criterea for find command

I'm wondering if it's possible to declare an array of file types to then be searched with via the find command? So fileTypes=(*.omf *.jpeg *.xml *.otf) find . -name ${fileTypes} Instead of: find ...
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Dreamweaver REGEX trying to find and replace (or remove)

So far am using this: "http([^>]+) as my REGEX. The page has multiple urls mixed with text and DOM Elements. Something like: <li><a href="http://www.uen.org/toolbox">UEN's Teacher ...
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#value error using FIND

I am trying to create a formula that will pick up the value in a cell from the beginning up to immediately before the ".". e.g. Cell A2 is 1440.00. In cell B2 my formula is ...
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about an example in Linux find man page

The following example in Linux find man page doesn't seem to work: find repo/ -exec test -d {}/.svn \; -or \ -exec test -d {}/.git \; -or -exec test -d {}/CVS \; \ -print -prune Given ...
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Replace multiple files recursively

I have a file structure like this: experiment/ ├── foo.txt ├── source-foo.txt └── subdir └── foo.txt I want to take the file source-foo.txt and replace the other foos with it. Just like doing ...
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Delete files with only 1 hardlink? (ubuntu)

I have a large amount of hardlinks for my MythTV recordings into another directory organized specifically for Plex. As it is now, if I delete a recording in MythTV it would still have a hardlink in ...
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How to tell what files are different on two servers

here we can see that md5sums of this two directories are different, how to tell if the folder structures or some certain files are the reason of this difference? [skynet]~> ssh evn-web04 'find ...
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How to work around the impossibility to find zero or more occurrencies in Microsoft Word?

How would you proceed about the following find and replace in Microsoft Word? Find what? D.Lgs. (that can be any combination of lower or upper case, plus the dots may or may not be there, i.e. I ...
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Tar Archive All Files with Extension

I'm using this command to archive all PHP files: find -name "*.php" | sudo tar -zcpvf my-archive.tar.gz -T - It works great, except that the output is like this: ./file1.php ./file2.php ...
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A Windows application : Show live output of results(stdout?) of prespecified command

I am looking for a application that works in the following manner : The application shows/has an input area/box. And it runs a pre-specified command/application (using the input as paramas) and ...
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Copy files and replace a directory

I have the following file structure that comes out of my continuous integration tool: stage/acme-plugin/target/acme-plugin-1.0.0.jar stage/example-plugin/target/example-plugin-2.5.0.jar but what I ...
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How to exclude directories in find OUTPUT

This is surprisingly hard to search for because all results are for excluding directories in the search. I just want to exclude directories from the output. For instance: >find ./ -size +0 ...
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How to disable “Permission denied” output when using find

I'm running a script to find some file on a server: find / -group usergroup -user jondoe -size 33c Now my problem is, what is the most convenient way to only display the real results? In my output, ...
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Working with LFTP, find and -exec option throws error

What is wrong with the following lftp command? There files on server. I am trying to get their names without any path in it (like ./) Just file names. lftp -u user,password -e 'find -exec basename {} ...
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Why isn't find excluding files with the given regex?

I'm trying to find all files under /mnt/Storage not under /mnt/Storage/.Snapshots. The following works: find /mnt/Storage | egrep -v "^/mnt/Storage/\.Snapshots" But the following does not: find ...
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Linux: How does file modification time affect directory modification time and directory access time?

I would like to learn more about how file access time and file modification time related to directory access and modification times. I did read the "questions allowed here" but if there is a better ...
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Unix find not working with a wildcard in the path when ssh'ing

This command with a * in the find path works fine on the local server Svr1$ find /path/*/foo/ -name "*20160208" When I try this remotely from another server it doesn't work Svr2$ ssh Svr1 find ...
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Using wildcard in unix find command's path

This command with a * in the find path works fine on the local server Svr1$ find /path/*/foo/ -name "*20160208" When I try this remotely from another server it doesn't work Svr2$ echo $Pswd|ssh ...
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Windows 7 - Find all files that are alone in a folder

I need to find a way to select all files that are alone in their folders, so I can cut and paste them someplace else. All respective folders are inside one main root folder. Is there a command prompt, ...
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Looping through wildcard folders and executing multiple commands in Bash

I have a set of commands to change the contents of files called MenuSettings which work fine when directed to a folder. cd /Applications/snowflake/table-updater/Testing/Applications/Salford_100 sed ...
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Is it possible to suspend/restart a 'find' command?

Let's say I have a slow filesystem in which I would like to list all the files: find . -type f -printf "%p\n" Is it possible to launch this command in a way I can interrupt it, save the state and ...
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Quote a command for `find -execdir test [command]` (Bash)

I would like to execute following command to do git fetch in git repos if the have a remote (= git remote is non-empty): find -name .git -execdir test $(git remote) \; -execdir git fetch ...
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Use of the “OR” Regex operator with the find command

There are so many of these questions on the net, but I was unable to solve this simple problem. I have a directory with a lot of images, but I only want to copy a subset of them identified by ranges ...
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is it possible to search case insensitive search using command line [windows 7]

I use grep -f d.txt OB.txt > r.txt to get the result file. But the search is case sensitive. Is there any case insensitive alternative to this?
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windows 8 find files modified in last hour

In windows 8 I am trying to find files modified in the last hour. After reading these two links I thought I could do this. System.DateModified:YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss So I tried ...
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How do I find directories with a question mark in the name? Escaping not working?

I am try to find directories like services-client?.git using the command find . -name *\?.git but get all directories ending in .git What I'm doing is downloading a file from amazon s3 and in ...
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Delete files if condition is met

I have the following directory tree: /Directories/ /Directories/somedir/somefile.mkv /Directories/somefile.rar I'm trying to find a way to delete the .rar file if the .mkv file exists and is larger ...
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compare and calculate two variables with multiple values in shell script

I have written three hive queries in shell script for calculating debit-credit and target amounts which output below values: debit_amount : BOI 4760545.650000 AXIS 284.49000000 SBI 87.220000000 ...
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Firefox Make a noise or do not scroll when using the find bar

I don't remember when (pr what versions) the Firefox behavior changed, but I believe that there used to be a sound played when searching for a term and you reached the end of the page (either top or ...
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How to find files modified in last 24 hr but do not find from hidden directories and sum them

I have following command to find files modified in last 24 hr and sum all of them. #!/bin/bash find /mnt/naspath -mtime 0 -print0 | du --files0-from=- -hc | tail -n1 >> /tmp/size.log exit 0 ...
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find command and support for media metadata

I have a folder with tons of disorganized files of all types with deep levels of subfolders and I want to find every audio file WITH 320kpbs (bitrate) and run something upon each of them without ...
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Find “mystring” in files and return only certain portion of matching lines

I have below command to list out every file in current directory and it's sub-directories containing "mystring" along with the line where search string match is found. @echo off setlocal findstr /s ...
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How to find files within a size range?

Please suggest me the way to find all the zip files which are more than 60 MB but less than 70 MB in size using find command.
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Excel FIND.VERT with partial text in a keyword table

I need a particular function and I think that it doesn't exists in standard Excel and probably I need a custom VBA function. This function should do something like FIND.VERT but with particlular ...
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Recursively md5 files compared to stored .md5 file

What is the best way to MD5 3200 files in 167 directories using md5sum where all hashes are compared to a .md5 file that is already created in each directory holding the files to be check summed. I ...
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Find | grep doesn't work in Cygwin

I have cygwin installed and when I search for the source code with this command nothing show up, even that I have that string in a file $ echo foo > bar $ find . -name '*' | grep foo Nothing ...
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Unix find -size -1G ignore files which were returned by find -size -900M?

I need to tar-gzip files below a certain size in a directory. I tried the command suggested from this post and it works, but when I changed the argument for find -size to -1G, it ignores some files ...