find command

  • Unix How-To: Making Better Use of Find

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Find is not just useful for locating files, but also for doing things with the files once it finds them. You can find files based on numerous criteria -- their names, their owners, their size, etc. -- and you can then perform some operation on the files from simply listing them to changing permissions or analyzing their contents. You can also make the operation that you specify to occur only if you confirm that you want it to happen after you are prompted. Let's see how this works.
  • Spring forward file fixing

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 10:26 am

    One of the annoyances of the Unix date command is how easily one can end up with a date that's far in the past or into the future. Let's look at a simple way to find and fix files that, according to their timestamps, don't yet exist.
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