"find command" to find the files in the current directories but not in the "subdir"


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"find command" to find the files in the current directories but not in the "subdir"

Dear friends,
please tell me how to find the files which are existing in the current directory, but it sholud not search in the sub directories..

it is like this,

current directory contains
file1, file2, file3, dir1, dir2

and dir1 conatins
file4, file5

and dir2 contains
file6, file7


what i need is when i am in current dir, and if use find command it shold display only
file1, file2, file3

but not others,

please help

very eager to see ur replys..


regards,
swamymns
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if u're using gnu find, u can use -maxdepth option
eg:
$ find . -maxdepth 1 -name file
will show file in the current dir only.
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MySQL vijay

find *.*Smilie
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vijayq8
find *.*Smilie
Vijay, that does not work if a sub directory name contains a ".". You may think that's uncommon, but the first time I tried your command, it failed because the directory I was in had a period!
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MySQL

Quote:
Originally Posted by cooldude
Vijay, that does not work if a sub directory name contains a ".". You may think that's uncommon, but the first time I tried your command, it failed because the directory I was in had a period!
Hi,
it should work man, i tried in my unix box then only i posted the reply. see my result.

[mipl@subversion ~]$ ls
coding dead.letter s2.sh scripting sname sorted_names test test1 vijay
[mipl@subversion ~]$ ls -a
. .bash_profile dead.letter .kde sorted_names .viminfo
.. .bashrc .emacs s2.sh test .xemacs
.bash_history .canna .emacs.d scripting test1 .zshrc
.bash_logout coding .gtkrc sname vijay
[mipl@subversion ~]$ find *.*
dead.letter
s2.sh
[mipl@subversion ~]$

Hope you clear now.

Thanks & Regards
Vijay.Smilie
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vijayq8
Hi,
it should work man, i tried in my unix box then only i posted the reply. see my result.

Hope you clear now.

Thanks & Regards
Vijay.Smilie
But, in fact, it doesn't work. Rather, it doesn't do what the original poster asked. It suffers from at least two problems.
1) If there is a sub-directory with a "." in the name, then it will search that sub-directory.
2) It will not find files that do not contain a "." in the name. It is very common for file names not to be of the form x.y.
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