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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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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How do I execute multiple commands when using find?

I'm trying to run multiple commands on things I have found, how can I achieve this? find . -exec cmd1; cmd2 does not seem to work; it instead runs cmd2 after cmd1 has been executed on every file.
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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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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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moving the directories using find command

I am trying to find particular directory in one path and move the directory in other path using find. Source directory looks like below, /Dir1/country1/month1/date1,date2,date3 ...
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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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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 directories with all files inside older than X?

Is it possible on linux to find directories where all contained files and directories (and sub-directories' files etc.) are older than a given age? In other words, if a directory has one or more files ...
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Supresss the 'no such file or directory' message from 'find'

I'm trying to find a directory with this command: find /users/dan/ -name 'Prams' -type d I see a huge amount of 'No such file or directory' output. Is there a way to make find shut up if it doesn't ...
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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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Create symlinks recursively for a whole tree

I am seeking for a command that would re-create a whole tree of files in a different directory. I would prefer to have all symlinks absolute. Can I do that with a find and xargs? ;-)
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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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How to list all files in a Windows SMB network share

Given a single SMB network share (for example, \\server\\SHARED_FOLDER), I want to recursively list all the files, including those in the subdirectories (like find(1)). I would prefer to do it in ...
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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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Error trying to copy files with find and cpio

I have a bash script that I use to periodically make a backup of proofs (PDFs & JPGs) from a server I work on. I put together the script a couple of years ago and it used to work however the ...
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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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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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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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Unix/Linux find and sort by date modified

How can I do a simple find which would order the results by most recently modified? Here is the current find I am using (I am doing a shell escape in PHP, so that is the reasoning for the variables): ...
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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 command to find all instances of a file pattern?

I'm looking for a way to scan a directory recursively and print out all instances of any file that ends ".qfx". Thus, for a given directory: somedir/ fizz.qfx buzz.qfx blah/ ...
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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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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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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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How to ignore certain filenames using “find”?

One of my favorite BASH commands is: find . -name '*.*' -exec grep 'SearchString' {} /dev/null \; which searches the contents of all of the files at and below the current directory for the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...