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Old 05-09-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
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List all files in multiple directories


So I have one directory that has files and directories in it and those directories have files and directories in them. I need to list all *files* in D1 and the files in all subsequent directories. Then eventually execute a command to all the files. How do I do that?
OS: RH Enterprise

|--D2
D1 ---
|--D3


Thanks!
 
Old 05-09-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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To list files in sub-directories, use ls -R
 
Old 05-09-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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Hey Pixellany,
Thanks for the quick reply. The problem is that -R lists stuff I don't want as well(directory names). So the output has to be directed to a file with *only* the file names and nothing else.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 03:50 PM   #4
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Use find . -type f ... > ... in the upper most directory.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 08:58 AM   #5
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Thanks O.o. That works:
Code:
find . -type f | while read name; do blahblah $name; done
BTW,
know any links for basic understanding of "for" "do" statements/loops?
 
Old 05-10-2007, 09:06 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by haiders
Thanks O.o. That works:
Code:
find . -type f | while read name; do blahblah $name; done

You don't even need all of the 'extra' stuff there. You can simply use:

find . -type f > fileList

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Old 05-10-2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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Yes that would direct the output to file, but I need to execute a command ie., echo files so I would put that in place of "blahblah".
 
  


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