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Old 02-02-2005
FIND function - system wide

Hi, I have a task to search for a file called 'Xstartup' in the whole system because there might be different versions of it which overrite eachother.
Can anyone suggest a smart command to run this search ? The machine needs to scan every single folder beginning from root.

Please help, I am completely lost.
Smilie
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Old 02-02-2005
find / -name Xstartup
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man find
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gP
# 3  
Old 02-02-2005
I use this from the root directory on AIX Unix flavor:
find . -name Xstartup -print
# 4  
Old 02-02-2005
Code:
find / -name "Xstartup"  2>/dev/null

not to throw any permission errors on stdout.
# 5  
Old 02-03-2005
Thanks, everyone !
I appreciate your help !
Regards
Dennis Smilie
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Old 02-03-2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by bhargav
Code:
find / -name "Xstartup"  2>/dev/null

not to throw any permission errors on stdout.
excuse me, what the number "2" means in this line ? It reported fault a syntaxis error when I tried to run the line you suggested.
DG
 

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