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Old 06-20-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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Exclamation find command

hi all

I want to find out all .sh files in a directory and store result in a file. I am doing it like this

"find "$dir" *.sh | grep "$dir" | grep .sh >> /root/shFiles"

but result includes those file which contains "sh" in their file name.
But i want only .sh files.

How can I solve this.

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find "$dir" -name "*.sh" > /root/shFiles
should be what you are looking for
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find "$dir" -name "*.sh" > /root/shFiles
should be what you are looking for
It should be added, if he has other data in the file and doesn't want to overwrite it use >> to apend to file.
Old 06-20-2008, 10:45 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by clvic View Post
find "$dir" -name "*.sh" > /root/shFiles
should be what you are looking for
find "$dir" -name '*.sh' > /root/shFiles

This one will work better.
Note the quotes around *.sh
If you put "*.sh", bash will replace with *.sh in current directory and find may try to find and only With simple quotes, find correctly try to find anything that terminates whith sh.


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