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Executing commands with ‘find’

Submitted by on November 21, 2005 – 11:47 pm One Comment

To executes commands with ‘find’ use the ‘-exec’ option. Example:

find /var - type f -name "*.log" -mtime -2 -exec ls -als {} ;

English translation: Find files in /var that end with “.log” and have been modified in the past two days. Run “ls -als” on the found files.

Sample output of the above command on a Solaris 8 box:

hostname# find /var -type f -name "*.log" -mtime -2 -exec ls -als {} ;
1392 -rw-r--r--   1 root     other     700056 Nov 21 23:40 /var/log/magstar_atl.log
   4 -rw-rw-rw-   1 perf     perf        1335 Nov 21 00:15 /var/opt/perf/logs/sitedailyora_startup.log
  76 -rw-r--r--   1 root     other      38716 Nov 21 23:30 /var/yp/ypxfr.log
7328 -rw-r--r--   1 root     other    3742300 Nov 21 11:47 /var/VRTSvcs/log/engine_A.log

Instead of “ls -als” in the above example you can substitute any command or a script name.

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  • Elijah luv says:

    I use web page And I use jquery console. On the jquery console I execute the two commands mentioned below. The commands selects user “city” location in the html form. The command works successfully alternate times – that is commands execute and select the city correctly when run first time, but fail next time, and succeed next time and so on. Why?

    The commands are (to be run one after another and in batch mode):

    $(‘#cityContainerDD a[rel=06]’).click()

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