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FIND(1) 										  FIND(1)

       find - find files

       find pathname-list  expression

       Find  recursively  descends the directory hierarchy for each pathname in the pathname-list
       (i.e., one or more pathnames) seeking files that match a boolean expression written in the
       primaries  given  below.  In the descriptions, the argument n is used as a decimal integer
       where +n means more than n, -n means less than n and n means exactly n.

       -name filename
		 True if the filename argument matches the current file name.  Normal Shell argu-
		 ment syntax may be used if escaped (watch out for `[', `?' and `*').

       -perm onum
		 True  if  the	file  permission  flags  exactly match the octal number onum (see
		 chmod(1)).  If onum is prefixed by a minus sign, more	flag  bits  (017777,  see
		 stat(2)) become significant and the flags are compared: (flags&onum)==onum.

       -type c	 True  if  the	type  of the file is c, where c is b, c, d or f for block special
		 file, character special file, directory or plain file.

       -links n  True if the file has n links.

       -user uname
		 True if the file belongs to the user uname (login name or numeric user ID).

       -group gname
		 True if the file belongs to group gname (group name or numeric group ID).

       -size n	 True if the file is n blocks long (512 bytes per block).

       -inum n	 True if the file has inode number n.

       -atime n  True if the file has been accessed in n days.

       -mtime n  True if the file has been modified in n days.

       -exec command
		 True if the executed command returns a zero value as exit status.   The  end  of
		 the command must be punctuated by an escaped semicolon.  A command argument `{}'
		 is replaced by the current pathname.

       -ok command
		 Like -exec except that the generated command is written on the standard  output,
		 then the standard input is read and the command executed only upon response y.

       -print	 Always true; causes the current pathname to be printed.

       -newer file
		 True if the current file has been modified more recently than the argument file.

       The primaries may be combined using the following operators (in order of decreasing prece-

       1)  A parenthesized group of primaries and operators (parentheses are special to the Shell
	   and must be escaped).

       2)  The negation of a primary (`!' is the unary not operator).

       3)  Concatenation  of  primaries (the and operation is implied by the juxtaposition of two

       4)  Alternation of primaries (`-o' is the or operator).

       To remove all files named `a.out' or `*.o' that have not been accessed for a week:

	 find / \( -name a.out -o -name '*.o' \) -atime +7 -exec rm {} \;


       sh(1), test(1), filsys(5)

       The syntax is painful.

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