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I need bash find behaviour explained when using -newermt and -exec ls {}

I have this command: find /var/cache/pkg -newermt 2020-01-30 | grep 'kdeaccessibility-4.14.3_1' Which returns nothing. I change it to this: find /var/cache/pkg -newermt 2020-01-30 -exec ls -D '%...
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Prune does not ignore top level directory of what I specified

When I do this mkdir -p a/b/c mkdir -p a/d/e find ./a -path ./a/d -prune -o -type d I get this: ./a ./a/d ./a/b ./a/b/c I must be using the prune flag wrong. How do I ignore the directory ./a/d as ...
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Can you cache the 'find' command?

I wrote a simple shell script which uses the 'find' command so non-technical users can do a search on the file server through a web browser on the LAN. It works, but sometimes it has a long execution ...
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crontab not working for deleting a old files from log folder

I have this line in my crontab to delete old files: 1 * * * * find /var/log/abc/ -mtime +7 -type f -delete Unfortunately, it does not work. I have attempted to give all users permission to clear ...
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Find/Mv not executed with cron, works fine executed from console

My script to parse xmltv epg data: #! /bin bash /bin/rm -f /home/hts/webgrab/multiple/out/*.xml /home/hts/webgrab/multiple/1/run....
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BAT script to return server licenses at shutdown?

My office uses program licenses that have to be manually activated and returned, and people tend to forget to do this when they go home for the day, resulting in most licenses tending to be ...
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using find, exec and cp to copy specific files while preserving directory path

I set up the following folders with empty text files: 1/a.txt 2/b.txt I want to copy only txt files to another directory while maintaining their directory structure. So I tried the following ...
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Best strategy for daily back up of terabytes of data with millions of files

Currently I create an NFS and mount it on a special server that does the actual backups and uploads it to s3. My main concern is I feel like overcomplicated this simple task. I schedule cron job to ...
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Dropping the -print0 and -0 flags from find and xargs

Almost 10 years ago, I asked this question use SED recursively in linux? and got this useful command find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 sed -i 's/regex_search_term/replace_term/g' I decided to learn ...
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Ansible find and delete JDK folders

we have path and different folders inside adobe_tools_path: "/apps/cq5/tools/" is it possible to delete only *JDK pattern folders via loop? my playbook is not matching JDK folders as a pattern - ...
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How to `find` files not being open by any process

I have several cron tasks, each of which leaves a separate log file. Successful tasks generate no output, so I'm getting a lot of empty logs. I'd like to clean it up automatically every day. ...
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find: `var/cache/django/…': No such file or directory

This cron job: @daily find var/cache -mindepth 2 -maxdepth 2 -mtime +14 -exec rm -rf {} + Creates sometimes error messages like this: find: `var/cache/django/bfcfd153d35a27eb78823.djcache': No such ...
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find command returns nonexistent files on macOS 10.15

macOS has introduced new partitioning scheme where / is now read-only, and /System/Volumes/Data is now a separate partition: /dev/disk1s5 on / (apfs, local, read-only, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs,...
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Sudoer with permission denied

I have a user in sudoers which has entry like user ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/find then that user will try to do /usr/bin/find /var/mailboxes -iname mailbox@domain.net but results will be ...
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How to add the filename as prefix to each line of the text file? (batch processing; subdirectories)

I have many .txt files with their filenames being different dates: 01.01.2010.txt 02.01.2010.txt ... Currently each file (e.g.: 01.01.2010.txt) looks like this: 0.351 XXX XXX XXX XXX 0.292 ...
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Why can't unix find enumerate everything beneath /sys?

I'd like to be locate every device that has a rescan option/file beneath /sys/devices (so that I can resize disks on the fly), but UNIX find doesn't seem to find them. For example: # file /sys/class/...
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Update all Python files via Linux command

In my original Python files I have the following: from official.utils.flags import _base I need to change it to: from utils.flags import _base My file structure looks like this: . ├── README.md ├─...
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Windows search cannot find files in current directory

We have a windows server 2012 r2 that has the file server role and windows search installed. The drives with the shared folders are indexed and the shares folders are mapped on all clients. I can ...
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find: equal file size limit but different unit returns different result

I noticed that the these two commands to list files below 5 GiB produce different results: find . -type f -size -5368709120c find . -type f -size -5G Specifically the one that uses kilobyte unit (...
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access SpamAssassin SpamBox from command line

I am trying to create a CRONjob to delete spam older than x days. I can do this from the command line with non-spam emails by using the following script: find "/home/account/mail/example.com/username/...
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Solaris 11 find empty folders (-empty not work)

How to find empty dir and delete in Solaris 11. I try this: find . -type d -empty Output: find: bad option -empty find: [-H | -L] path-list predicate-list
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How can I make find return non-0 if -exec command fails?

When I run the find command with an -exec subcommand that fails, find returns a 0 exit code: $ find . -iname '*.txt' -exec ls foo \; ls: foo: No such file or directory ls: foo: No such file or ...
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Can I reduce CPU usage on a large recursive find + chmod command?

I'm using the following command to perform permissions fixes: sudo find . -type f -exec chmod 470 {} \; There are many thousands of files to update the permissions on. It also spikes the CPU usage ...
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Cron job not deleting files in cifs mount

I have a cron job that runs a shell script. The contents of the shell script is as follows: #!/bin/bash cd sudo service confluence stop NOW=$(date +"%Y%m%d-%H%M%S") mkdir Backup/db mkdir Backup/...
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Find files created within a time frame with Linux find command

This command runs fine find /eqtynas/ -type f -mtime -1 -print0 | du -ch --files0-from=- --total -s > /tmp/24hourUsage.20171101 & however it takes in a 24 hour block of time since I run the ...
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Copy list of files (-I flag) with gsutil preserving path

I am trying to copy all pictures and static files to a bucket of mine in Google Cloud Platform. I am attempting this command from the root dir of my app: find -regextype posix-extended -iregex ".*\.(...
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How to filter files which have permissions changed in last n minutes

Example, I have two files -rw-rw---- 1 1000 1000 5 Sep 28 01:25 file1 -rw-rw---- 1 1000 1000 13 Sep 28 01:25 file2 After echo "asdfg" >> file1 (file1 content was modified) -rw-rw---- 1 ...
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Argument list too long with grep

Normally to search and replace a string in a selection of files, I would find with: grep -rl 'pattern' . This works fine unless you have a LOT of matches. Anyway, I was looking around and found a ...
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find outputs an extra empty line

Im using the find command to find common files between two directories: find "$SOURCE" "$TARGET" -printf "$TARGET%P\n" | sort | uniq -d problem is it always outputs an empty line on the top. Due to ...
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Linux find command is misbehaving

Searching for system-resolved service following the recent vulnerability disclosure, I came to see a very strange behavior from find command. root@localhost:/# find . -name "*systemd-resolved*" ./...
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Full path not working with find

I use this command to delete all files apart from .htaccess in current directory. find . -depth -name .htaccess -prune -o -delete I want to make a shortcut so I am trying to make it work with fully ...
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Why is L2ARC not giving more speedup for directory traversal?

L2Arc is usually configured to cache random spinning platter reads on an SSD. I've set up this configuration in the hopes of speeding up directory traversal. This is the setup: # zpool list -v NAME ...
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Linux find and -mtime usage

I have two different linux based systems where the find command doesn't seem to be working as expected. I have a directory. In it I run... ls -l and the system returns... drwxr-xr-x 2 panopticon36 ...
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Processing image files once and only once without missing any

I have a wordpress installation with a large number (millions) of images. I want to optimize those images using ImageMagick mogrify but I only want to process them once (processing them over and over ...
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Securely use find with sudo

On a Linux server, I need to remove root privileges from a group of users. But those users have legitimate reasons to be able to use the "find" utility to search for files based on file names, ...
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How to use find to delete hidden files and folders

How can I find and delete all files, including hidden ones, that do not not have the extension java. I know how to use find to delete files and run this command: find . -not -name "*.java" -type f -...
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Centos find coredump files

I want to use regex to find all coredump files under a directory. The pattern of the file name is core.1234 find /public_html -type f -regextype sed -regex "core.{[0-9]+:[0-9]+}" Please advice.
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Delete all folder not containing filename matching glob/regex

I want to do the following. I have depth 2 file hierarchy like this: A | B | | g | | h50000 | C Where A, B, C are folders. I want to delete all folders without files matching specific patters, (in ...
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Find old files in directory

I'm writing backup rotation script, that suppose to take all files older then 5 days and delete them. Problem is that i've got some weird search results. for example: [root@spr1-nas01 storage]# date ...
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Find and rm command not deleting recursively

We have a simple scripts that suppose to delete old folders. The problems is that it doesn't delete them recursively. This is the command: find $PWD -maxdepth 5 -mtime +80 | xargs -I{} rm -Rvf {} ...
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linux copy directory over another directory and if the same rename older files appending the modification date-time

In Linux, I am wondering how one can copy (maybe some sort of merge) one directory over the second directory - which can have the same name - and if two file have the same name then rename whichever ...
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Cloud server running slow

Can anyone help with this: One of our cloud servers is running slow and after running iotop I've noticed the below command running for nearly 2 hours, but I'm the only one who would run commands on ...
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Why does replacing a string in files with find and exec sed not work

Goal is to replace all references to my old email. I tried find /var/www/vhosts/ -name '*.php' -type f -exec sed -i 's/old\@email.com/new\@email.com/g' {} \; Yet it just shows nothing. It goes on ...
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chmod for all sub directories

There is command that change the folder permission for all subfolders find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \; I understand d is for directory and chmod 755 to make all directory as 755 I want to know ...
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find files under subdirectory using find in centos

My current cronjob is * 10 * * * /bin/find /var/spool/record/ -type f -exec /bin/rm {} + It delete all files at 10 AM everyday . I am trying to delete specific file of size less than 90KB type ...
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Find files and tar.gz the resulting list

Executing the following command works as expected: find /path/to/logs/ \( -type f -name '*20161005.log' \) -print0 | tar -czvf /path/to/backups/backup_logs_20161005.tar.gz --null -T - But, trying to ...
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Make find succeed even if there are no matching files

I'm using find in a bash script to clean up some cached files more than a day old: find /tmp/my_files_*.cache -mtime +1 -delete The problem is if the command matches no files it fails which prevents ...
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Remove all files except

Im running a deployment script on my current test environment but at other environments it is way too slow. Below script is running to remove all files and keep only the ones that have to remain: # ...
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Determine which workstations a user has logged on to previously

I would like to find a way to determine what workstations or servers a user account has logged into. Is there a script that can scan a DC for this info? Alternately, any PC a user has logged onto ...
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Linux find utility cannot see fstype of nfs partition

I have 2 debian linux servers that are pretty similar, and mount the same set of nfs partitions. Investigating a problem with find not ignoring nfs partitions when rebuilding the locate db, I found ...

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