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"find" files of multiple extensions, on one or more directories, excluding multiple subdirectories

Posted 12-07-2019 at 01:43 PM by the dsc
Updated 12-07-2019 at 01:47 PM by the dsc

It took me quite a while to find the correct syntax, only after some dozens of attempts that only worked partly right:

 find "${PWD}" "/optionally/any/other/path/"  \( -path '*/\.*' -o -name '*notthisfolder*' -o -name '*northis*' -o -wholename "*oteven/thi*" \) -prune -o -iname '*.ext1' -o -iname "*.ext2" -o -iname "*.ext*nsion3"
Where '*/\.*' excludes hidden folders (also files, I guess). All the patterns between the parentheses are supposedly pruned, meaning that "find" doesn't go any deeper once they've found, whereas something like "-not -path" would still go within the undesired path, only skipping the root directory.

"$PWD" is just in case you want a list with the full path rather than with "." starting from where you are.
I've read something along the lines that maybe something like "$(pwd)" or maybe `pwd`, using the command, rather than the variable, might behave better with paths and file names with double spaces and things like that. But I think that the curly brackets and quotes already deals with it, I'm not sure.

I guess it was mainly based on this:
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