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Old 12-10-2013
Find command

Which command is the right one among the below three?

1) add_a_line ${RMANSCR} " \find ${LOGDIR}/rman_backup_*.log -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;"
2) add_a_line ${RMANSCR} "\find ${LOGDIR}/rman_backup_*.log -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;"
3) add_a_line ${RMANSCR} "find ${LOGDIR}/rman_backup_*.log -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;"

where RMANSCR is the script filename.
# 2  
Old 12-10-2013
That entirely depends on what add_a_line is.
# 3  
Old 12-10-2013
Is this Oracle RMAN? We've been burnt by removing the archived redo-logs outside of the RMAN product. If this is what you are after then it must be done through the RMAN product.

If these are just the text log files from your scheduled operations, then I agree with Corona688.

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Old 12-10-2013

Yes, it is oracle RMAN. But I am trying to find out the difference among the three forms of find command. One is like " \find....", another one is like "\find...." and the other one is like "find.....".

I know what the 3rd option ie., "find......." does. But I do not know about the 1st and the 2nd option. It would be helpful if someone could let me know.
# 5  
Old 12-10-2013
In shell context,
\find will bypass a shell alias (but not a shell function).
A leading space has no effect.
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Old 12-10-2013
....then I agree with Corona688.
The difference between " \find ..., "\find ... and "find ... is an odd one to describe. The command I presume you are looking for is just find, however the backslash is an escape character, so something like :-
$ echo "Before\fAfter"

... will show you that this is a line feed (but not carriage return) so it really really does depend on what add_a_line is and how it handles the input.


---------- Post updated at 05:50 PM ---------- Previous update was at 05:47 PM ----------

Originally Posted by MadeInGermany
In shell context,
\find will bypass a shell alias (but not a shell function).
A leading space has no effect.
Dear MadeInGermany,

I'm not sure what you mean by this. Can you show an example? It seems to be something important that I don't know Smilie

Thanks in advance,
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Old 12-10-2013
$ ls


$ \ls



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