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Old 11-21-2011
How to Find files in subdirectory?

I am trying to find all DAT files in a subdirectory named IN. I do not know the entire path.

For example: /stage/<?>/<?>/IN/file.DAT

I am using the find command without success:

find /stage -name IN -a -name '*.DAT' -print

What is the correct logic and syntax? Thank you for the help.
# 2  
Old 11-22-2011
Code:
 find /stage  -maxdepth 3 -name "*.DAT"

# 3  
Old 11-22-2011
Is there a way to look for IN specifically? There are other directories at that level that have DAT files as well.
# 4  
Old 11-22-2011
This may work better:

Code:
find /stage/*/*/IN -maxdepth 1 -name "*.DAT"


Last edited by agama; 11-22-2011 at 01:28 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 11-22-2011
MySQL

That could work. I didn't know you could use wilds like that. Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2011
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Originally Posted by TwinGT
That could work. I didn't know you could use wilds like that. Thanks!
Depends on the command. In this case, find will accept multiple paths before the options start, so wildcards work nicely.
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