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Old 04-23-2013, 12:32 AM   #16
shivaa
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I think we little misunderstood it. Do you want full path of the file (including it's base directory name i.e. absolute path of the file) or only the file name?

If you need full path of the file, simply use the full path of base directory in find cmd, as:
Code:
~$ find /full/path/of/base_directory <expressions> <options>
/full/path/of/base_directory/file1
/full/path/of/base_directory/file2
.......
/full/path/of/base_directory/fileN
On the other hand, if you need file names only i.e. file1, file2... etc. then you can give a try to (I didn't tested it):
Code:
~$ find /full/path/of/base_directory <expressions> <options> | basename -

Last edited by shivaa; 04-23-2013 at 12:34 AM.
 
Old 04-23-2013, 05:40 AM   #17
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@shivaa I did try basename with pipe but doesn't work for me I thought it would be because it needs input so I tried with xargs but that also didn't worked but anyways -printf "%f\n" works beautifully so all good.
 
  


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