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Old 11-29-2005, 07:34 AM   #1
arvin_shu
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Question redhat 9.0 how to use the command 'find' with the action -exec


I was a very beginner who just entering the linux world.

now I have one question

under bash

i don't know how to use 'find'

#find /home -user tom -exec cp -a {} /tmp

i want to copy the files which belongs to Tom to /tmp, but when i use the above command , the bash tells me:
missing arguments to '-exec'

how can i do?
 
Old 11-29-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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Re: redhat 9.0 how to use the command 'find' with the action -exec

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Originally posted by arvin_shu

find /home -user tom -exec cp -a {} /tmp \;

You were just missing the "\;" at the end. I think this should work.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 08:40 AM   #3
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If you want to learn to use commands in the console and much more, the rute tutorial is a great starting point: http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
It contains many examples and explanations from which you can start your own expeditions
 
Old 11-30-2005, 08:09 AM   #4
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thanks a lot, it works.

now i'm learning the regular expression, it confuse me a lot.
need more time to handle.
 
  


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