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Old 02-16-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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Need help to understand a command

Hello All!

Could someone, please, help me understand what does the following command do.

/usr/bin/find / -ignore_readdir_race ( -fstype NFS -o -fstype nfs -o -fstype nfs4 -o -fstype afs -o -fstype binfmt_misc -o -fstype proc -o -fstype smbfs -o -fstype autofs -o -fstype iso9660 -o -fstype ncpfs -o -fstype coda -o -fstype devpts -o -fstype ftpfs -o -fstype devfs -o -fstype mfs -o -fstype shfs -o -fstype sysfs -o -fstype cifs -o -fstype lustre_lite -o -fstype tmpfs -o -fstype usbfs -o -fstype udf -o -fstype ocfs2 -o -type d -regex \(^/tmp$\)\|\(^/usr/tmp$\)\|\(^/var/tmp$\)\|\(^/afs$\)\|\(^/amd$\)\|\(^/alex$\)\|\(^/var/spool$\)\|\(^/sfs$\)\|\(^/media$\)\|\(^/var/lib/schroot/mount$\) ) -prune -o -print0
Recently I was found it running on my server. I don't know who and for what were run it, but first of all I'd like to understand what it does. Will be very appreciate for any help.

Thank you in advance,
Old 02-16-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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its safe enough to run, basically just looks through all readable file systems dumping locations of all the files in to console

Without knowing in what context it was actually used I'll leave it at that..


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