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How to direct errors from with a find exec command to a log file

Hi I have the following command that does yui optimizations and runs as a cron job. I want to log the output of the command to a log file. find . -type d -exec bash -c "cd '{}' && pwd ...
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“find” doesn't list all files under specific directories

I'm attempting to get a list of all files under specific folders, recursively, with the "find" command. find / -path "/usr/sbin/*" -o -path "/usr/bin/*" -o -path "/usr/local/sbin/*"-o -path ...
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Move files to another directory which are older than a date

I am looking for a solution to move files that are year older from today. My log partition is getting full, but I can not remove them. They are needed for a long long time. Anyway one solution I came ...
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How to find a.out(not ELF) files?

I want to find the old format files a.out (not ELF). Simply I don't know what should return file. The following link doesn't help How can I tell an a.out binary from an ELF one?: Use the file ...
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find command + enable Exit status to be diff then 0 when not match

when I perform find /tmp -name something find command not find the something word under /tmp echo $? I get $?=0 it's OK but how to enable Exit status diff then 0 when find command not ...
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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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How to get a debug output from the find command?

I have the following find command: find /home/ -type d -name "something" what I want to achieve is to know which directory/file is checked by the find command no matter the fact that it does or ...
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how to find out mac addresses of all machines on network

Is there some easy way to find out mac address of all machines on my network rather than doing an SSH into each and ifconfig | grep HWaddr if there are 300 machines on network I really need some easy ...
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Using GREP to Find Text in Files

I'm trying to use grep to find a specific line of PHP code I know for certain is present in several files, but all I get back is an empty result. Please advise on how I need to modify my grep query: ...
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Linux Find File with Exact Size

In the Linux command line, how can I find all files exactly 158 kB in size? I was using the following command but it didn't work: find /var/www/ -xdev -type f -size 158k
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Identifying files being actively written to CIFS share

Is there a way to identify files that are actively being written to a CIFS mount in Linux? I am interested in skipping those files. My first thought would be to fine tune the find command with ...
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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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Source of long running find process on server

I'm wondering where a long running find process on my ubuntu linux server (14.04 LTS) came from and what the meaning of it is. Here is the output of ps: 16915 ? SN 32:41 /usr/bin/find /tmp ...
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Find all files which contain pattern in directory of tar files

I have all tar files in a directory. I want to find some files in tar files without extract all tar files. I know how to work with one tar file: tar tvf abc.tar | grep xyz I want to find in all tar ...
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How to find directory containing specific files or directories?

I'm looking for a one-line command that find multiple files or directories contained by a single directory. foo -> bar -> baz -> quux temp -> bar I'm looking to only find foo ...
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Using rsync with StrictHostKeyChecking and find files older than 5 minutes from remote

I would like to use rsync to sync my files from remote to a local directory. Therefor I use StrictHostKeyChecking so that there's no need to enter a password. Now I would like to only sync files ...
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Command find show “Value too large for defined data type”

When I run the "find" command in any folder, works perfect, but only in a particular folder I get this: root#find . find:.: Value too large for defined data type It is a shared folder from another ...
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File is too big for /dev/null

While testing a problem LUN for read errors, I encountered the following problem: find /mnt/problem_lun/ -type f -print -exec dd if={} of=/dev/null bs=8k \; ... /mnt/problem_lun/a_file dd: writing ...
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find all end subdirectories in a tree

given the following structure: oz123@debian:~/ $ tree . . ├── a │   ├── a1 │   ├── a2 │   └── a3 ├── a1 │   ├── a11 │   ├── a12 │   └── a31 ├── b │   └── b1 │   ├── b11 │   │   └── b21 │   ...
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find command + exe status diff from 0 when file not found

how to enable find command to print exe status diff from 0 when find command not find the file? according to my example when I try to find the test1.txt file , $? set to 0 but I expect to get value ...
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Linux find: How to exclude the “.snapshot” directory from find's results?

I wrote a rsync script which uses find command to find all files which are older than 10 minutes and copies them to a remote server. The relevant part of the code is: print_log "------ Starting $0 ...
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Running “find” and piping the output to “wc”/“sort”, inside an outer “find -exec”

I've a folder used by imapsync to store its own cache. Such a folder contains a subfolder for each of the mailbox I'm syncing, and nothing more: [dv@monitor] find * -maxdepth 0 -type d | wc -l 126 ...
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how to find files with incorrect permissions on unix?

I'm looking for a way to search a directory or directories and list all the files that have the wrong permissions for a public directory.
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Searching for files containing text (not string) in bash

How do I find files containing some particular text containing newlines and plenty of other charachters all sorts of quotes and backslashes using terminal?
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Difficult to Delete Files in Linux

There's a lot of stuff about this on the Internet, but most of the examples there are contrived. How does one delete files that are really stubborn? e.g., $ find ./ -inum 167794 ./àKÈÿÿÿÿ@ $ find ...
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How do I delete the contents of a directory if there are spaces in the path?

find -name "lastStable" -o -name "lastSuccessful" -exec sh -c "sudo rm -rv {}/*" {} \; As you can see from the above command, I am going through and deleting the contents of the lastStable and ...
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Bash find file with specific permission for group, no matter permission for user and others

Using only octal notation, I need to find file that have only read permissions for group, no matter which owner and other permission are. Which is the right command? I can't find it. Thank you.
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find command with parameters in variable

> find /etc -name 'shells' /etc/shells # good !! > SEARCH="-name 'shells'"; find /etc $SEARCH # nothing found - bad !! Why "find" command can't take params in variable? Other commands ...
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find files which are not currently in use

I'm trying to archive some older files, but don't want to touch all the files which are currently in use. What's the best way to ask find to exclude "in use" files? Right now I'm working on this ...
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is it possible to search only a files that have specific extended attributes set?

is it possible to search file in the linux OS that have particular extended attribute as this: ---S--l--- ---S--l--- 1 root root 0 Mar 1004:25/opt/csTuner/iba/wys/tuer_lolk What is S ...
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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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Invalid argument when running 'find' command with -exec and -mtime

Pretty wierd error message came up on Centos. I tried to run this command: find /tmp/something -type f -mtime +2h -exec cp '{}' /tmp/target \; And the error I've got: find: invalid argument ...
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Grep a textfile with (find generated) files, but ignore paths

I receive a huge textfile generated with find. The contents of the generated textfile are a file-referenes with full path, i.e.: //server/dir1/dir1foobar.ext //server/dir1/dir2/dir1bar.ext ...
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Running a script containing find with a regexp fails in cron but works in a shell

I have the following script in my /etc/cron.d: 19 15 * * * root /opt/scripts/clean-nexus-release-repo.sh The clean-nexus-release-repo.sh script looks like this: #!/bin/bash find ...
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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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How can I handle spaces in file names when using xargs on find results?

One of my common practices is to perform greps on all files of a certain type, e.g., find all the HTML files that have the word "rumpus" in them. To do it, I use find /path/to -name "*.html" | xargs ...
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Linux find command - show progress

I was wondering if there's any way to display some kind of progress info when searching for files in linux using find. I often find myself searching for files on a big disk and some kind of progress ...
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Windows findstr with AND condition?

Is it possible, in one line, without a batch file to use findstr and only return a 0 %errorlevel% if all of the strings are found? I am doing a gem list, which lists out a bunch of gems. I then want ...
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how to list files that are NOT open using find command

I want to "list" all the files that are NOT open, within a certain directory using the GNU find command. Now, I am able to list the files that are open, but can't figure out a way to do the inverse of ...
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Linux: How can I get a different exit code from the find command if no files matching the pattern I used are found? [duplicate]

I have a script which runs the next command: find /storage2/hpfiles_staging/ -name \*.gz -mmin +600 And then rsync's the files to a remote location. Sometimes the find command returns no output ...
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Unable to change the font in bold to yellow font in Less

Problem: to change the bolding which affects the word "expression" to the color yellow in Less: My commands which affects Less export LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$'\E[01;31m' # begin blinking export ...
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Look on all server desktops for outstanding files before deleting profiles

We have about 70 servers that we are in the process of moving into a domain environment, so we are converting our users from local accounts to domain controlled accounts. How can we determine which ...
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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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Finding strings in files with relative path

I don't understand why this two commands don't provide the same result (the differrence is only relative vs. absolute path), can somebody explain it? annika /srv/www/pages/com.example.www/www/povruc ...
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cygwin find -ls behaviour like ls [closed]

I use cygwin find with -ls (find . -ls) option to have a list of files with full path. Due to UTF-16 (windows XP in this case) converted to en_UTF-8 under cygwin, special charactere like accent are ...
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Why is find not excluding old files?

I want to copy all gzipped files from my apache logs that were created less than 43 days ago. As a test, I simply listed my files from find: sudo find /var/log/apache2/ -mindepth 1 -ctime -43 -name ...
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How to rsync files / folders from a specific date forward?

I would like to rsync folders from a specific date and forward. for example. I want to rsync my folders that were created from 3 days ago (and of course 2 days ago, one day ago etc.). I know I need to ...
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Running “find” command generates high load

I run this command on a Debian server with SSD drives configured as RAID 1: ionice -c 3 find . -type f -amin -1440 -mmin +1441 -not -path custom/ -print0 on a path which contains over 1.7M files and ...
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Why is my find -type d performing fstat on every file in a folder?

I'm running find . -type d on a rather large directory tree. I am only interested in finding directories within this tree, but when I ran an strace against the process to make sure it was doing what I ...
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How do I find this string?

I'm trying to match these file names with the find command: 4702011-10-21CR719557-R85262-ALPHA.jar 4702011-10-21CR719557-R85262-BETA.jar I'm reasonable familiar with Java-Perl regex syntax. ...