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Significance of '{}' \;

What is the Significance of '{}' \; in UNIX?
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Old 11-05-2009
You can read about that with "man find" and -exec option.
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Old 11-05-2009

{} is used for passing find output to exec as an argument.
; is for terminating the exec part ; its escaped by \ so that bash ignore it or bash would take is as an subsequent command.

find /usr -name lib -print -exec ls -l {} \;
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