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Old 04-08-2010
Help with Find command

I'd like to be able to find all files in multiple directories that haven't been modified or accessed in the past 6 months but exclude ".dt", ".dtprofile", ".profile", etc. I'd like the command to be able to exclude files and directories. I've tried different variations of:

Code:
find /export/user ! -name ".dt*" ! -name ".profile" -mtime +180

Appologies if this is a duplicate and/or wrong location. I couldn't find an existing thread. Thanks in advance for any help.

Last edited by jim mcnamara; 04-09-2010 at 11:14 AM.. Reason: code tags please
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Old 04-09-2010
Code:
find /export/user type -f ! -name '.*' -mtime +180 -exec ls -l {} \;

# 3  
Old 04-09-2010
Though Jim Mcnamara's solution is better, here is the correct syntax for your original post:
Note the use of protected brackets and the -a "and" switch. You can have multiple "-a" switches within the brackets.


Code:
find /export/user \( ! -name '.dt*' -a ! -name '.profile' \) -mtime +180

 

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