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Old 06-28-2016
Hammer & Screwdriver How-To Exclude Directory in find command

How can i tweak the below find command to exclude directory/s -> "/tmp/logs"

find . -type f \( ! -name "*.log*"  ! -name "*.jar*" \) -print

Note: -path option/argument does not work with the version of find that i have.
bash-3.2$ uname -a
SunOS mymac 5.10 Generic_150400-26 sun4v sparc sun4v

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Old 06-28-2016
find . \( ! -type d \)
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Old 06-28-2016
Originally Posted by vgersh99
find . \( ! -type d \)
Can you tweak my original command to add the condition of excluding this directory -> "/tmp/log" ??
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Old 06-28-2016
Does your version support the -prune action?
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Old 06-28-2016
Originally Posted by RudiC
Does your version support the -prune action?

it supports -prune

But, i m not sure how can i use -prune with the given command.

Last edited by mohtashims; 06-28-2016 at 02:33 PM..
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Old 06-28-2016
Your request is not clear.

Are you trying to exclude the contents of the specific directory /tmp/logs (which would only be a problem with the script you showed us if you were sitting in / when you invoked your script), or are you trying to exclude the contents of any directory logs that is located in a directory named tmp.

Either way a grep may be the easiest way to solve your problem:
find . -type f \( ! -name "*.log*"  ! -name "*.jar*" \) | grep -v '^./tmp/logs/'

find . -type f \( ! -name "*.log*"  ! -name "*.jar*" \) | grep -v '/tmp/logs/'

depending on your answer to the above question.

Note, however that the first one above may exclude other directories from your search if you are not located in / when you invoke find.
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Old 06-29-2016
@Don: Thank you for the suggestion.

But where can i put the -print option which you can see in the OP ?

Becoz in the next line i was reading the output file as you can see below.

find . -type f \( ! -name "*.log*"  ! -name "*.jar*" \) -print |
while read file

Please suggest.

Last edited by mohtashims; 06-29-2016 at 10:41 AM..

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