Help with complex find syntax

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users Help with complex find syntax
# 1  
Old 06-07-2011
Help with complex find syntax

I need to modify the find command below to exclude the output of the directory /usr/UDPM/PerfMgmt/shmlck

find / \( -fstype ctfs -o -fstype mntfs -o -fstype objfs -o -fstype proc -o ! local \) -prune -o -type f -perm -0002 -print 2>/dev/null

I have tried many iterations and placement of the
-name /usr/UDPM/PerfMgmt/shmlck

and have had no success. I'm just not understanding the syntax rules or it can't be done...

Help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance...Smilie

Last edited by pludi; 06-07-2011 at 02:57 PM..
# 2  
Old 06-07-2011
Try adding this option:

-path '/usr/UDPM/PerfMgmt/shmlck/' -prune

# 3  
Old 06-07-2011
Thanks for the reply, that didn't work. I've gone the more simple route and piped the output to grep with the -v shmlck and that works. It is still undecided if that is appropriate in this circumstance but it will have to do for now. I would like to get the find command to work and will continue to attempt this and will post results if positive is achieved.
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Using find and mv syntax

I have the following script working currently. The only thing I want to add is to somehow tell the script to find the files using the find and maxdepth variables and then move the files to a corresponding file structure. example: file test.txt exists in the /data/user1/upload directory The... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: jwt66
4 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Complex find and replace only 1st instance string with dynamic combination

test.txt is the dynamic file but some of combination are fix like below are the lines ;wonder_off = ;wonder_off = disabled wonder_off = wonder_off = disabled the test.txt can content them in any order #cat test.xt ;wonder_off = ;wonder_off = disabled wonder_off = wonder_off =... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: SilvesterJ
5 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

complex if statement syntax without using 'if ..' keyword in ksh.

It saves me lot of typing and space/lines when I do not use full 'if' keyword and construct, instead use .. && <statement> || <statement> that perfectly replaces.. if ; then <statement> else <statement> fi Can I use following syntax when I want to add multiple statements under 'if'... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: kchinnam
4 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

find command with complex logic

I'm looking to write a script that will do a find of directories and delete them if they are older than x days but keep the last x # of folders even if they are older than x days. The usage is for a deployment location, so we want to keep the location clean but retain maybe the last 2 builds that... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: MaureenT
5 Replies

5. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

complex find command

Hi all, I am trying to execute the following command: find 'path' -ls -exec cksum {} \; As you can see this simply finds files from a given path and runs cksum on them. My problem is this, if i have a FIFO in a directory the find tries to execute cksum on it and gets stuck. From the man page i... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: noam128
9 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

pls help! complex find and replace

help pls... i would like to change this CURVE2 565489 789458 1258649 random data here... CURVE2 565489 568795 6548921 random data here... CURVE2 565489 123598 6446259 random data here... CURVE2 565489 672956 2489657 into this CURVE2 565489 586423 1258649 random data here...... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: lakanino
2 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

complex find in script

How to I put my find command string into a script. It is currently to long to be entered manually at command line. for FNAME in `find /unixsxxx/interface/x.x/xxxxxx -type f \( -name '*.KSH' -o -name '*.sh' -o -name '*.sql' -o -name '*.ksh' \) -exec grep -il {} \;`; do C=`grep -c... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: TimHortons
5 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Complex find grep or sed command

Haven't worked in bash for ages. did a good bit of shell scripting in regular sh, but have forgotten most of it. I have several thousand php files that now include the following line at the end of the file. There is no LF or CR/LF before it begins, it is just concatenated to the final line of... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: sjburden
3 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

Can I know find syntax to find given date files

Hi All, Can i use find command to know given date files? If yes, then please let me know the syntax for the same. Thanks in advance for your postive responses Regards, Bachegowda (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: bache_gowda
3 Replies

10. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

advanced/complex uses of the find command

Perhaps the number one advanced find question is: How to stop find from descending into subdirectories? find command Performing a non-recursive find in Unix Use -prune with find command on AIX Searching for files over 30 days old in current directory disk space used for files with in a... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: Perderabo
0 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question