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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4391- March 20, 2014 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4391- March 20, 2014

A PROPER USE OF FIND


Most often we find a file
using the 'find' command,
but sometimes we know that
find does not give results
if not used in a proper way.

Here is an example to
demonstrate it.

Assume that /project/src is a
symlink then

find /project/src -name ...

symlink will not be followed.
One alternative way is to use
the command

cd /project/src; find . -name ...

but /project/src may not exist
or could be a dangling symlink!
So use the following command to
overcome this.

cd /project/src && find . -name ...



This tip generously supported by: desikann@future.futsoft.com



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