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Old 08-09-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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Find command ?


Why will
Code:
find / -iname xinitrc
return the following:

Code:
/etc/X11/xinit
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit
/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit
/usr/X11R6/man/man1/xinit.1x.gz
but not return:

/usr/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc

I know the file is there. Please see the following ls command and its return.

Code:
[root@localhost root 03:31 PM]# ls /usr/lib/X11/xinit/
Xclients  xinitrc  xinitrc.d
Is the find command limited to searching a predefined path of directories? I didn't thin it was.

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Old 08-09-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
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corrected question

Why will the following command:
find / -iname "*xinitrc*"

return the following:
/etc/X11/xinit
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit
/usr/X11R6/bin/xinit
/usr/X11R6/man/man1/xinit.1x.gz

but not return:
/usr/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc

I know the file is there as the ls command ls /usr/lib/X11/xinit/
returns:
Xclients xinitrc xinitrc.d

Is the find command limited to searching a predefined path of directories? I didn't thin it was.

Thanks all
 
Old 08-09-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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To answer your question: no - find isn't limited to certain
search-paths. But the thing that REALLY puzzled me in
your output that it should be returning things like:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit
/usr/X11R6/man/man1/xinit.1x.gz
if you search for *xinitrc*

What does
ls -l `which find`
say?


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Old 08-09-2005, 05:12 PM   #4
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I'm with ya. I'm confused too.

Code:
[root@localhost root 06:04 PM]# ls -l `which find`
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        51028 Jan 24  2003 /usr/bin/find
[root@localhost root 06:04 PM]#
FYI
Code:
[root@localhost root 06:09 PM]# ls /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit
Xclients  xinitrc  xinitrc.d
[root@localhost root 06:09 PM]# ls /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xinit.1x.gz
/usr/X11R6/man/man1/xinit.1x.gz
 
Old 08-09-2005, 05:33 PM   #5
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I was messing with a --maxdepth # option the other day. I thought it was an option for the rpm --query command. But now I don't see --maxdepth as an rpm option.

Perhaps I inadvertantly reconfigured the find command with the --maxdepth option. But how I did it, I don't know.

Ah... such is my life as a newbie.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 09:42 PM   #6
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You didn't. Find won't set any "permanent options" unless
you explicitly define an alias with a certain invocation.

And it still doesn't explain why it should be using something
like a phonetic search. xinitrc shouldn't give you a xinit.
FULL STOP.


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