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Old 02-21-2011, 05:51 AM   #1
deeppal123
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prob of find


well i need to solve this one:
. Find a file location in current directory(recursive directory) without using find command.

i have tried something like this but it just doesnt help,and please dont tell abt the locate command ,i dont want to use that one as well.
i have tried something like this:

b=`ls -F|grep /|tr '\ ' '\023'|tr / ' '`
for k in $b
do
l=`echo $k|tr '\023' ' '`
cd "$l"
if [ $? = "0" ]
then
$0 $1
cd ..
fi
done

but it aint workn.any help wud be highly appreciated.thanks a lot.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 08:02 AM   #2
mikelist
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how about calling "ls -R (starting directory)(expression)" ? would have to be lower on the directory tree than the file you are looking for, but that shouldn't pose a problem, although i'm not a coder.

Last edited by mikelist; 02-22-2011 at 04:26 PM. Reason: correct command format
 
  


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