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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Searching with find

Jul 11, 2006, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson)

[ Thanks to lh8 for this link. ]

"The find command is one of the darkest and least understood areas of Linux, but it is also one of the most powerful. The biggest problem with find is that it has more options than most people can remember--it truly is capable of doing most things you could want.

"Admittedly, the find command does not help itself by using X-style parameters. The Unix standard is -c, -s, and so on, whereas the GNU standard is --dosomething, --mooby, and so forth. X-style parameters merge the two by having words preceded by only one dash..."

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