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# 8  
Old 08-30-2009
Or something like:

Code:
find /one/[tf][wo]* -name file1.txt

Quote:
I don't want find going down each directory, so grep will not work.
Find has to "go down each directory" to find things.
# 9  
Old 08-30-2009
We need to pre-process the directory list and look only at directories which are called "three" AND are at the bottom of a directory tree. The issue arises with "find" processing intermediate directories:

Code:
/one
/one/three                 We don't want to search this one.
/one/three/two           Or this one

I have a convoluted method to find the bottom of the tree which counts the number of directories in each directory. If there are only two directories you are at the bottom of the tree. I won't post that because there has to be a better way!
# 10  
Old 08-30-2009
Simples one I can think of, based on the example:

Code:
find one -type d -name three -exec ls {}/file1.txt \; 2>/dev/null

# 11  
Old 08-30-2009
Quote:
find one -type d -name three -exec ls {}/file1.txt \; 2>/dev/null
This is an improvement but it will find a file "file1.txt" in "/one/three" when there is a subdirectory "/one/three/two".
# 12  
Old 08-30-2009
Does the directory have to start with one, and end with three?

Code:
find /one/*/three -maxdepth 1 -name file1.txt

The o/p said what he wants, but not what he doesn't want (apart from not using grep)!
# 13  
Old 08-30-2009
Hi scottn. My interpretation of the original post is that the tree has to end in ".../three/file1.txt" with no subdirectories under ".../three/".
I don't think we know what version of "find".
Also the example given is not the requirement:
Quote:
I will not have knowledge of directories which match the search criteria before hand
# 14  
Old 08-30-2009
Quote:
Code:
find /one/*/three -maxdepth 1 -name file1.txt

The o/p said what he wants, but not what he doesn't want (apart from not using grep)!
Unfortunately this is not portable. Maxdepth is not universal.

Judging by the examples posted if the directory is "three" and contains the file that's it, there was no maximum depth criteria set.

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