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Old 04-29-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Question How To grep only directory


Hi Everyone.

i am newbie at Linux n trying to find out a file in which directory. as
find / -name abir* but
results shows as
/root/Desktop/abir/abir.sh
/root/Desktop/abir/abir.txt

but i need only directory as
/root/Desktop/abir/

Thanks in Advance for Help.

Last edited by rabir; 04-29-2012 at 07:45 AM.
 
Old 04-29-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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Use find's -d option.
 
Old 04-29-2012, 07:33 AM   #3
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not working find's -d
 
Old 04-29-2012, 07:36 AM   #4
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i am using Red hat Enterprise Linux 5.4

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Old 04-29-2012, 07:38 AM   #5
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Sorry, should be -type d
 
Old 04-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #6
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so the full command should be
find / -name -type d abir* or
find / -type d abir*

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Old 04-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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Code:
find / -type d -name 'abir*'
The single quotes avoid abir* being changed by the shell file name expansion
 
Old 04-29-2012, 07:57 AM   #8
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still not working
i try it as
find / -type d -name 'abir*' &
find / -type d -name "abir*" &
find / -type d -name abir* &&
find / -name abir* -type d


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Old 04-29-2012, 08:06 AM   #9
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is there any option that extract only directory as

v1=/root/Desktop/abir/abir.txt

from that variable i can take only the part of

v2=/root/Desktop/abir/

thanks 4 help
 
Old 04-29-2012, 08:19 AM   #10
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If directory /root/Desktop/abir exists and is reachable by the user (does ls -d /root/Desktop/abir work?) then find / -type d -name 'abir*' should work.

If it does not work, is there any output?

What is the output of type find ?
 
Old 04-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #11
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i usually work as root. so no problem to reach any directory.

i also make some practice on your command as
if any name in the directory as "abir" then it works as

/root/Desktop/abir

but
if the directory is /root/Desktop/rabir/abir.txt

then your command is not working .

but i need only the directory that the file stay in ?

thanks for response
 
Old 04-29-2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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I think you are saying that you wish to search for files containing abir but return the directory they reside in. Is this correct?

Assuming yes, try this:
Code:
find / -type f -name 'abir*' -printf "%h\n" | uniq
I put the uniq in as your examples show that there might be more than one abir file in a directory and every occurrence will return the directory name.
Take it off if this is not the case.
 
Old 04-29-2012, 11:31 AM   #13
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it works.

Thanks
 
Old 04-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #14
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No problem. Please mark as SOLVED once you have a solution.
 
  


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