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find-manpage example

From: Jan
Subject: find-manpage example
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 18:48:37 +0200
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I have been using 'find' with '-exec' several times before. Now I had to use 
it again. But I didn't exactly remember how it worked, so I took a look into 
the manpage:

$ man find
       -exec command ;
              Execute command; true if 0 status is returned.  All
              executed in the starting directory.

uff - what does it look like in practis? That had happend to me every time, I 
wanted to use find with -exec. I do not yet suffer from Alzheimer - or maybe?


A tiny excample in addition to the man-page-text would be very nice. e.g.:
Finds every file in subdirectories of the current directory and calls 'file'  
on it:
find -type f -exec file {} \;

note the whitespace in front of the '\;'

Many thanks.

Best regards,
Jan Mentzel

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