long string using find and "-exec ls -ls" to find part-of filename
gregory.orange at calorieking.com
Mon Jun 30 05:48:15 UTC 2014
On 30/06/14 13:24, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 01:04:50PM +0800, Gregory Orange wrote:
>> How about this?
>> find . -name foo.tar -o -name foo.tgz -o -name foo.tar.gz|xargs ls -lsi
> yup. then WHY O WHY O WHY doesnt this work::
> find . -name "foo.t*" |xargs ls -lsi
> work? is it only my memory [[delusional] that made me think that
> "foo.t*" expanded into your cmd string?? I thought the "*"
> expanded into what you have to save the hacker typing/keystrokes.
Curiously your command line works for me on both an Ubuntu (sh, bash)
machine and a FreeBSD (sh, bash, csh, tcsh) machine. I would have
expected the shell to expand * to and cause find to return an error, but
it appears not. Perhaps it depends on the shell? It works for me on the
shells listed above.
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