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

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Mon Jun 30 21:40:42 UTC 2014

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On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 11:03:16PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:40:44 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 	ANYWAY, the thing learned tonight is that it's *XARGS* <cmd>
> > 	instead of -exec abcfubarCmd.  
> Allow me to add one little reminder:
> When using xargs, usually _one_ program will be executed
> with a command line containing _all_ results of the find
> command. If you want to run a program on _each_ of the
> results, this is the typical sh solution:
> 	find ... | while read F; do
> 		somecommand $F
> 	done
> Or maybe less elegant:
> 	for F in `find ...`; do
> 		somecommand $F
> 	done
> But keep in mind things get more complicated when the file
> names contain valid, but "unpleasant" characters, such as
> spaces. In this case, reading this can help:
> 	David A. Wheeler:
> 	Filenames and Pathnames in Shell: How to do it Correctly
> 	http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/filenames-in-shell.html
> 	David A. Wheeler:
> 	Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames:
> 	Control Characters (such as Newline), Leading Dashes,
> 	and Other Problems
> 	http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/fixing-unix-linux-filenames.html
> But if you've been using "clean" file names, this shouldn't
> be a big problem. ;-)

	I hope everything is online so that I can blow up the font size! 
	my eyesight keeps getting worse; and , yes, I do need new specs.
	Any other book-length style on "UNIX toolbox" would be a big

	ive got about 15-20 find examples and most use "-exec" foob {} \;
	or whatever.  I kept trying to use ls -lsi  AND -exec.  Zip.

	One totally OT thing.  my sysadmin is or will be on his honeymoon
	but installed FBSD 10.X.  without ports.  do you know what magic
	command I use to install the entire ports tree?  the BSD 
	installation is somehow on my server box.  he has it set up for 
	me to get over there with an alias.  but nothing's therebut 10.

> -- 
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

 Gary Kline  kline at thought.org  http://www.thought.org  Public Service Unix
             Twenty-seven years of service to the Unix community.

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