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rename files and dirs under linux

why the following command " find / -name 'node1' -print0 | xargs -0 rename 's/node1/node_STAR/' " not replace the node1 under /var/tmp directory? my target is to scan linux sys and rename ...
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directory with 980MB meta data, millions of files, how to delete it? (ext3) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: rm on a directory with millions of files Hello, So I'm stuck with this directory: drwxrwxrwx 2 dan users 980M 2010-12-22 18:38 sessions2 The directories contents is ...
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List directories without a specific folder

I need some help constructing a directory listing using 'find'? An example directory structure looks something like this: / (root) - /foo - /folderA - /folderB - /bar - /folderA ...
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chmod of 400,000 files inside multiple subdirectories?

Howdy... I'm looking to chmod 777 a whole bunch of files. Alternatively, since it's more secure, I could also settle for a chown www:www of these files to make them web accessible. Now, since I have ...
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“find -mtime” does not work as expected on files with different timezones?

I have some files on server with the date several months ago, but invisible for find -mtime 7 search. When I list them as ls -l they look perfectly normal -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 347253 Jun 12 ...
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Search multiple strings from multiple files

How to search multiple strings from multiple files with a single command. May be using grep or find or if there is any other in Linux or Solaris
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rsync only files created or modified after a date and time

The goal is to rsync (or using any other tools that give the desired result) only files that are created or modified after a date. It should work with filenames containing spaces (and/or other ...
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exclude all hidden files and directories in solaris

Unix newbie could use your help. I'm using Solaris 10 and need to find all files, excluding all hidden files and directories. The ultimate goal is to put this in a script that will delete files 60+ ...
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rsync and find files edited in last day

using rsync to do daily backups of our databases but i don't want to mirror the original every days and just download the files that have changed. this is nearly there but when there's one match in ...
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Finding/deleting top level folders not containing any files

I want to delete the top level directory which does not contain any files, but can contain other empty (meaning again not containing files) directories. For example: $ ls -R .: foo/ ./foo/: bar bar1 ...
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Linux & SVN: How to remove all versioned files but KEEP directory structure, ignore .svn dirs?

I want to remove all the versioned files from my repository, but KEEP the versioned directory structure. Obviously I want to leave all the .svn directories untouched. In other words, I want to ...
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A better unix find with parallel processing?

The unix find(1) utility is very useful allowing me to perform an action on many files that match certain specifications, e.g. find /dump -type f -name '*.xml' -exec java -jar ProcessFile.jar {} \; ...
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Copying files (of a particular extension) remotely onto local computer preserving paths

I have bunch of files on the remote server. I'm not interested in most of them, except for .pl files. I want to get a copy of these on my local computer. What is the best way to do this (at the ...
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How to search in centos or linux

I have found that sometime i can find files using locate but sometimes it dont find. Which directories it find the file using locate or find Suppose i want to find the files or directories having ...
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Multiple command executions from find

Most people are familiar with using find to run the same command on a number of files, e.g.: find -type f | xargs command or find -type f -exec command {} \; My question is whether it's possible ...
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List all files without 775 or 777 permissions

How can I list all files without 777 or 775 file permissions?
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find command no such file or directory error

I am using this command to delete the files and folders older than 150 days find /media/Server/VPS/dailySQL/* -mtime +140 -exec rm -rf {} \; The problem is that i get the error like below find: ...
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Linux: exclude specific file types when running “locate”

I'd like to configure locate to always exclude specific file types. For example, I would like to exclude ".pyc" ".class" "~" etc.
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Get all extensions and their respective file count in a directory

Getting all extensions for a directory: easy. Getting file counts for a particular extension: easy. But getting all file extensions and their respective file counts is alluding me. eg. + dir + ...
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File name using find

How to get the file name while using find command? When I use find command to search particular type of files from a directory and subdirectories, I get the whole path of that file, how do I get the ...
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find command default sorting order

what is the default sorting order for entries returned by the linux find command? For example, if I issue find . -type f -name '*mp3' and the output consists of multiple files across multiple ...
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Linux Colorize Find?

Is it possible to 'colorize' the output from find? I have a find that searches /home on all of my servers, and exec 'rm' certain files. As these are mixed in with my other find results, among ...
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How to use find to replace several files of the same name

I have several files of the same name (say, somefile.php) scattered within several directories under /var/ If I want to replace all of them with a new version of somefile.php located in, say, ...
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mass mv using find?

there are a bunch of filename.gif scattered in /home/ directories. I want all the filename.gif replaced by a /home/shared/filename_default.gif. I tried something like find /home/ -name ...
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Find in files, Linux

Say I want to find all files that mention "Jonathan Appleseed" in a Linux system. I see examples using grep, but I can't quite grep yet how to search (all directories from HERE). So I want to look ...
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Linux shell script: delete all files without “01” in the name

I have a backup script that creates files named for the day of creation in the format backups_YYYYMMDD.tar.gz I currently purge everything over 30 days old with a command like this: find /backups ...
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How to remove directory on NFS fileystem with an enormous number of files

A poorly tested program created a directory on an NFS share with an enormous number of files, which I need to remove. ls -ald /home/foo drwxrwxr-x 2 503 503 317582336 Jul 29 11:38 /home/foo The ...
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How to delete everything except .svn directories?

I have quite complex directory tree. There are many subdirectories, in those subdirectories beside other files and directories are ".svn" directories. Now, under linux I want to delete all files and ...
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find only files in directory with permissions not set to 644 on linux

This is my first question although I've been lurking for a while. Question: I would like to use find to get only the files in a directory with permissions not set to 644 (or another permission ...
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Using `find` to delete

So, given three options... find .... -delete find .... | xargs rm ... find .... -exec rm ...; ..or variations thereof, which option is preferable? I'm guessing there is no hard and fast ...
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How do I find the total number of lines in a set of found files (using Linux command-line tools)?

I can find the number of lines of each file matching a particular pattern using (for example): $ find . -name "test.save*" -exec wc -l {} \; 673000 ./test.save8.txt 24000 ./from/test1/test.save3.txt ...
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Why does FIND on Windows 7 give an “Access Denied” error?

I have an administrator account on a Windows 7 x64 machine. It is not THE administrator account, the account is simply a member of the administrators group. The install is default. When the user ...
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How to view hidden files using Linux `find` command

On a Linux server, I need to find all files with a certain file extension in the current directory and all sub-directories. Previously, I have always using the following command: find . -type f | ...
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Untar multiple files in different directories

am trying to perform an update on multiple site that use an open source CMS but untaring a patch file in each sites httpdocs directory. My plan was to perform a find for the patch file then untar ...
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Scripts help FIND command via atime output to multiple files

here is a script I have wrote that I need help with. in the script I do a find for any file that has not been access for over 30 days, 60, 90, 180, 270 & 365 days. This works just fine. however, ...
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find files NOT belonging to group

How do I find files not belonging to particular group? find /home -group NOT test
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List all symbolic links on a directory

a short question: is it possible to list all symbolic links onto a directory other than running a find over the whole filesystem? Background: I have a directory containing a lot of different versions ...
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What's a simple way to list the immediate subdirectories of a given location?

Is there a built-in command or a less verbose way of achieving this? find /var/foo -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -type d Or should I just make a tiny shell script or function if I'm doing this sort of ...
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Bash script to create mass series of directories

I need to create a Bash script to go into every user's home folder, seek out a wp-content folder, create a directory uploads under it, and then chmod 0756 uploads. How do I achieve this? I imagine I ...
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Linux: using find to locate files older than <date>

find has good support for finding files the more modified less than X days ago, but how can I use find to locate all files modified after a certain date? I can't find anything in the find man page to ...
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Find directories that do not contain a directory?

I'm trying to figure out how to use the linux "find" command (or another command that will get the job done) to return a list of file paths/directories that do not contain a directory of a certain ...
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Linux command to find all *.rb files

I still can't figure out how to use the Linux find command. I'm trying to find all the .rb files under the /var/www directory. What's the correct command to type in Bash?
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Find only top directories matching search

I'm trying to find all the web folders that are 777. But I only want a list of the top folders. So if there is an img dir that has folders in it that are also 777 I don't want them returned. ...
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Linux - A more fine grained -mtime for find?

find is a great tool for finding files. It has the option to find files that were modified in the last X days with -mtime. However I'd like something more fine grained than that. I want to be able to ...
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help with bash script using find and diff command

i have a bash script that i need help with: #!/bin/bash if [ -f "/suid.old" ] then find / -perm -4000 -o -perm -2000 ls > suid.old else find / -perm 4000 -o -perm -2000 ls > suid.new diff ...
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find only files with certain prefix

I'm trying to merge my CSS files the following way: find /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/css/ -type f -name "*.css" -exec cat {} + > ./temporary/css_backend_merged.css That works great, but I want to ...
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Unwanted ._ files showing up from an SMB share

At work, we all use Macs, and have an SMB fileserver set up. Somehow, weird hidden files have been popping up, particularly when syncing between our Macs and the fileserver. I don't what creates them ...
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du, find and load average

I have a complex directory structure with lot of small files in it. like: /opt/data/1000/45/32/2009/10/15/76543.zip When I launch a "du" or "find" on this directory (/opt/data/) my server load ...
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How do I make (non-gnu-)grep ignore binary files?

Hey, I am on a HP-UX server here. When recursively grepping a directory tree, I have problems when the tree also contains binary files: grep treats them as text files and displays very long lines ...
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find files modified in an interval on unix

I am on linux and have tried to figure out the find command for a while to be able to list the directories modified in a 24 hour period a certain number of days ago, but I can't get it to work. Among ...