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# 8  
Old 01-27-2014
You can omit the group here, or omit the user by setting the 2nd argument to ""
set -f
[ -n "$startdir" ] && [ -n "$owner" -o -n "$group" ] || exec echo 'need arguments: startdir [owner] [group]'
ownerexpr=${owner:+-user\ $owner}
groupexpr=${group:+-group\ $group}
find "$startdir" \! \( $ownerexpr $groupexpr \) -ls | awk '{print $3, $5, $6, $11}'

Last edited by MadeInGermany; 01-28-2014 at 08:57 AM.. Reason: space escaped in :+ modifier
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# 9  
Old 01-28-2014
Thanks Again but am getting error when i run the script.

root@ttky # ./ /root/tools/bin root root
./ root}: not found
./ root}: not found

am doing something wrong here, I passed path, owner and group as arguments to the script.

Scripts first needs to look/read into config file, in which there will be some exception files and it's owner/group info.

So, when script start searching the files from mentioned path, if the same file found which was there in config file, it should skip that file and continue/proceed to next file..

say, we have config file by name ownerconfig.cnf and it has some file information which needs to skipped for checking owner/group

filename  owner  group
abc.txt    root    tadmin rtadmin rtadmin

now, in our main script, first we need to read this ownerconfig.cnf file and then goto the path and keep checking the files for it's owner/group against mention owner/group which was passed as arguments during script running.

If it finds same file say abc.txt in the path, then all it has to do is skip the checking of this file(as it's exceptional file which needn't to be checked) and proceed with other file in the mention path.
# 10  
Old 01-28-2014
Sorry, /bin/sh needs the space character escaped in the :+ modifier.
I have changed that in my script.
# 11  
Old 01-28-2014
Thanks, Now i don't see any error after adding \ in the script.

Can you please tell how can we add a logic to skip finding ownership of the specific files by ready config file ?
# 12  
Old 01-28-2014
What have you tried?

You cannot simply keep asking us to write every bit of your script for you piece by piece...

Last edited by Corona688; 01-28-2014 at 11:40 AM..
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# 13  
Old 02-08-2014
Thanks Crontab. Sorry to reply very late. I was out of station..

I did tried something to skip file checking which will be there in whitelist file but still not working.

set -f
ownerexpr=${owner:+-user\ $owner}
groupexpr=${group:+-group\ $group}
while IFS="" read -r matchedentry; do
if [[ "$matchedentry" =~ $WHITELIST ]]; then
echo -e "$matchedentry\r"
done < <(find "$startdir" \! \( $ownerexpr $groupexpr \) -ls | awk '{print $3, $5, $6, $11}')
if (( $listcount > 0 )); then
echo "$listcount items are having by '$Owner' ($whitelist_matches whitelisted)."
echo "Files which are Not in the : ($whitelist_matches whitelisted)."

Can you please let me where it's going wrong.

All am trying to do is, script to check the file ownership thru script but skip some files checking and return message if all the file are in same ownership/pass if not, display files which are not having required ownership.
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