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Old 10-29-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Find - Excluding multiple Directories w/o showing files within

Object: Create backup file of chosen directory with 'tar'.

I am trying to write a bash script using 'find' to produce an input file to 'tar'.

The line that creates the input file is below.

find . -type d \( -name JAVASCRIPT -o -name 'jqueryinaction*' \) -prune -o -print | sort > /home/rick/Desktop/tar-include-file

This does exclude the directories I don't want in the current directory and creates the file but it includes all the individual file names also.

I've also tried to use -path in the above with the same results.

The line below creates the correct format but, of course, includes the directories that I don't want.

find . -type d | sort > /home/rick/Desktop/b1-include-file

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Old 10-29-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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You're passing no selection criteria to -print: everything that isn't pruned gets printed.

You want `-type d` before the -print.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:11 PM   #3
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SOLVED: Thanks jthill that fixed it!


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