long string using find and "-exec ls -ls" to find part-of filename

Gregory Orange 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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