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Old 09-29-2009
Don't forget about error handling and logging Smilie
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Old 09-29-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by agn
Instead of using -exec, try using &&.

Code:
$ find . -cmin -100 -type f && rsync -a --delete directory1/ directory2/


Ok I have tried that but how do I get the exit status back? I tried it with $? $! and the PIPESTAUS

Code:
find -type f -cmin 100 && cat /var/log/messages|wc -l

PS: I took the cat command on the messages file because that should give me for sure the exitstatus 1 back.

---------- Post updated at 04:06 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:45 PM ----------

Thank you again for all your help!

I think I'm going to use the version pludi has posted. So far it is just modified on my test environment but hopefully I'm able to test it tomorrow on a real system (with bit more than 10 files and other userrights).

My solution (based on pludi's idea)
Code:
find . -type f -cmin 100 \( -exec rsync -a --delete {}/ directory2/{} \; -o -exec echo {} > failed.log \; \)

The good thing about that solution is, that I have the failed files written in a log.

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