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Old 08-06-2003, 01:56 AM   #1
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Question on find command

There is a directory with other subdirs. In some of them there is ABC directory. I need to find all read-only files but not whose parent directory is ABC (so searching recursivly bun not under ABC). With read-only case I have no problem but how to denote the last fact in find command?

find -perm ugo=r -o {parent dir is not ABC}
Old 08-06-2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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I don't think you can actually ask for this in find.

But I would rather use -path */*/<an general expression which avoid ABC> if it is possible.
Hope this helps!

Old 08-06-2003, 05:19 PM   #3
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Yea, it helped but not 100%:-) I'm not a guru in regular expressions that find accepts and vi's ones are not appliable fully in the case.

How can I specify a path that doesn't contain directory ABC? How operator NOT works here? Do I understand right that the pattern in -path clause is applied to the full path of a file as if it were printed by ls command? If so how should I create a pattern to describe occurence of a word ABC in any place of file full path ?

Let's for example assume I have in my current dir the following structure:


I need only a, b and f files.

Thanks in advance
Old 08-07-2003, 02:14 AM   #4
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find -perm ugo=r -o | grep -v ABC

I can't test it here, in the office we use WinNT.


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