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Old Unix and Linux 04-21-2017   -   Original Discussion by royinfo.alain
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... or the script is run with "sh -x"; the -x option also turns on the debug mode.

The following will run faster, and log less in debug mode

find * -type f -mtime -365 |
# replace a trailing .xxx with *
  sed 's/[.][^.]*$//' |
# Remove duplicates

The pipe passes the output to the next command without a temp file.
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