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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting find with prune option Post 302357908 by zaxxon on Thursday 1st of October 2009 01:01:30 AM
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AIX find is different from for example Linux' find. Checking the man pages you can see what is available. On AIX there is no -maxdepth; so I would try to parse the output of find maybe like filtering how many slashes are in the output for example. In your example you could check if there are more than 4 slashes in the output and if yes do not print.

Example with filtering more than 3 slashes:
$> find ./a
$> find ./a| grep -v \.\/[^\/]\/[^\/]\/[^\/]\/.*

Other alternative could be to install find from the Linux Tools CD or download it from IBM freeware site and install it - using a link with a name like "gfind" so you know its GNU find and not AIX find.
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