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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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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How can I recursively copy files by file extension, preserving directory structure?

At the Linux command line, I'd like to copy a (very large) set of .txt files from one directory (and its subdirectories) to another. I need the directory structure to stay intact, and I need to ...
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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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How-to limit Unix FIND results number

Is there a way to limit the number of results returned by the FIND command on an unix system? We are having performance issue due to an unsually large number of files in some directories. I'm tryging ...
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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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Find all files that are NOT of a specific type/extension in folder?

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit: I'm looking for a way to find all the files in a directory that are NOT of a specific file type or extension. Example: I'd like to find every file that isn't an .mp3 in my ...
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Use the same “find bar” in all tabs in Firefox

Before, the "find bar" (what you get by pressing ctrl-F) was the same for all tabs. But now it is separate per tab. That is, if I write a word (e.g., "hello") in the bar, I go to another tab and I ...
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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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Difference between '{}' and {} in find command?

In the documentation, I see usage both ways: find . -type f -exec file '{}' \; find repo/ -exec test -d {}/.svn -o -d {}/.git -o -d {}/CVS ; \
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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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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 ...
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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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Making BASH script `for` handle filenames with spaces (or workaround)

Whilst I have been using BASH for several years, my experience with BASH scripting is relatively limited. My code is as below. It should grab the entire directory structure from within the current ...
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A better way to search for a string within a file?

I am trying to find a particular string of text in a file somewhere on my hard drive. The best I have come up with so far is: find -type f / | xargs cat | grep "string to find" But this just tells ...
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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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Linux find files that differ from a given date

i would like to search for file that has not a give date. for example i want to find in my server all file created before 2015-12-01 o after any suggestion ? thanks luca refer also to Command to ...
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How do you search for strings in a file which in turn is in an archive?

I can search through a number of files for a particular string by pipelining 'grep' and 'find' commands. Now, I have some 10 zip files each of which has archived a lot of text files. Is there any ...
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Find repeated numbered files

I have a bunch of files with names like this file_1_v4_sdk.x file_2_v1_3kl.x file_3_v1_39f.x file_3_v2_df0.x file_4_v4_f33.x file_4_v1_fks.x file_4_v5_skd.x file_5_v2_9ks.x file_6_v4_911.x ...
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How to find and replace line(s) in multiple files using Notepad++?

I have been messing with notepad++ for a bit now and am confused as to how to go about doing this: I have a line in multiple files (Within a root directory) that I am searching for. Example: ...
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How to purge all tabs for spaces in all C files in a directory?

I'm trying to fix the style in a directory of about 60 .c and .h files. This can be taken in steps (e.g. I don't have to figure out find and vim script syntax at the same time), but ultimately I want ...
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how to remove all files that created n minutes ago in linux

I guess in most cases when extracting a tar achive ,we will get a directory with the same name as the archive file but different suffix. but in some unlucky case, as I met today, after extract a tar ...
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find command outputs nothing

Recently, find command behavior is strange. [root@luna ~]# find / -name \*.sh -print [root@luna ~]# find / -name \*.sh -print /home/data/tools/rd/RDService/scripts/createZipArchive.sh ...
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Using find or grep to locate filenames with accented characters from a different encoding system (Windows to Linux)

I tried to tag late onto a question similar to mine on stackoverflow (Find Non-UTF8 Filenames on Linux File System) to elicit further replies, with no luck so far, so here goes again... I have the ...
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Find all files that occupy the sector range on NTFS

How can all files that occupy the sector range (not particular sector) be found on NTFS? The solution I'm using now is to process the sectors in batch with Micrisoft nfi. And it doesn't suit me, the ...
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remove pattern with random numbers (digits) from php files

I am trying to remove or replace the digits ((random numbers)) in big numbers of php files using find & xargs and grep with sed etc .. the numbers looks like that inside the php file ...
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Use rsync to copy all files except for certain filenames with a certain extension

I have two same-size flash cards, and I want to copy contents of one to the other based on the following rules: I want all directories and subdirectories in place I want to exclude files of type ...
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Discrepancy finding and counting all files on the system

I have been researching the different methods of counting up all files on my system. In my case, I want all the files starting at / and going into subfolders. Here is what I have come up with so far: ...
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remove wayback toolbar code in bewteen lines

I am trying to remove Wayback toolbar code using some tools such as find & xargs and grep with sed etc issue that the size of the html & php files it's over 7GB & as well as the pages ...
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how to move files that contain string using find, xargs, grep, in linux

i have many php files maybe over Three million.. how can i use grep with xargs and find with mv to find contain the string in files and move them to directory if they match. I try like that find . ...
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Finding files which contain a certain string using find (1) and grep (1)

find . -type f -print -exec cat {} \; | grep some string Command above doesn't print the file path. I'm using: Ubuntu, bash 4.
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How to combine tar command with find

Find command giving this output [root@localhost /]# find var/log/ -iname anaconda.* var/log/anaconda.log var/log/anaconda.xlog var/log/anaconda.yum.log var/log/anaconda.syslog ...
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How can I find files that are bigger/smaller than x bytes?

In a terminal, how can I find files that are bigger or smaller than x bytes? I suppose I can do something like find . -exec ls -l {} \; and then pipe the result to awk to filter by file size. But ...
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Different behaviour of the find (parameter not correct) on *nix and windows (ming32) systems

This command called from the Makefile works ok on the various *nix systems, but fails with Windows + Mingw32 bash/makefile: for a in `find libr | grep -e dll$$`; do cp $$a ${WINDIST} ; done This is ...
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Filter permissions ls by directories normal users don't have read/execute access

I want to generate a list of directories within usr/bin/ that normal users don't have read/execute access to. I know I can use the 'find' command but don't know how to make it work to display what I ...
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How can I edit all the files returned by find in vi in Linux?

Something I find myself doing a lot is running a find command and then editing all of them in vi, which looks something like this: > find . "*.txt" ./file1.txt ./file2.txt ./path/to/file3.txt ...
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Why the find cmd is not working inside /sys/class?

I was looking for this file: /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness So I tried searching for it using this cmd: sudo find /sys -name "brightness" But it doesn't find it. I can go in the ...
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Faster alternatives to “find” and “locate”?

I will like to use "find" and locate" to search for source files in my project, but they take a long time to run. Are there faster alternatives to these programs I don't know about, or ways to speed ...