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Old 06-03-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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search files and directories' owner

My system is centos 5.5, and I need nobody:nobody's directories and files under data.

There is a directory named "data, and this directory has so many directories and files generated by web program. Most of them is nobody:nobody.

I want to to make a list of these nobody:nobody directories ans files.

Is it possible to make a list of these directories and files?
Old 06-04-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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Use the find command, there are switches available for -user and -group

Something like "find /data -user nobody"

You can also limit the depth if you want.

Also, you might find it useful to dump the output to a file using something like:
"find /data -user nobody > ~/file-list.txt" so you can look at it later, since it will dump a really long list.
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