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Old 02-05-2011, 05:27 AM   #1
anaskoara
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Question Exclude dir from find command


Hi i have this find command to find modified files and copy them

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find $SRC_DIR -type f -ctime -1|xargs -i cp --parents {} $BACKUP_DIR/$DAY/
and it works good but it want to exclude files that exist in some folders like $SRC_DIR/cash and $SRC_DIR/woks/tmp

what is the best solution.

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Old 02-05-2011, 05:32 AM   #2
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Have a look at -path option with -prune
 
Old 02-05-2011, 06:15 AM   #3
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Have a look at -path option with -prune
I've read the manual but I did not understand it can you explain it to me?
 
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Use -path to name the directories you wish to exclude and then -prune to do the actual exclusion.
So your might look like:
Code:
find $SRC_DIR -type f -ctime -1 -path $SRC_DIR/cash -prune -o -print |xargs -i cp --parents {} $BACKUP_DIR/$DAY/
You may need to play around and experiment to get exactly what you need.
 
  


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