Help with the find cmd


 
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Help with the find cmd

Hello,
I'm having a trouble with the find cmd.
I would like to find all the java versions on my systems.
I have solaris 9 & 10 RHEL and SUSIE.

Code:
java -version

doesn't give all the versions on the server.

So I am trying to use the find command to find them all
Code:
find / -name java

I would like to exclude some directories such as Solaris zones, /tmp and mounted files systems. I don't need directories, I just what the files.

Can someone help me out?
# 2  
To find just regular files:
Code:
find / -name java -type f

# 3  
Thanks for the info.
I tried the command you gave me and it worked great. Is there a way though to exclude a directory, like for example /export/zones?
# 4  
two ways:
Code:
find / -name java -type f | grep -v '^/export/zones'
# another way
find / \( -name java -a ! -name '/export/zones/*' \)  -type f

I prefer the grep approach.
# 5  
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim mcnamara
two ways:
Code:
find / -name java -type f | grep -v '^/export/zones'
# another way
find / \( -name java -a ! -name '/export/zones/*' \)  -type f

I prefer the grep approach.
Because it's more readable?

It looks to me as though your find command won't work. The -name primary only handles basenames. There will never be a forward slash in a basename so ! -name '/export/zones/*' will always evaluate true.

The following should do it (untested):
Code:
find / -type f -name java -print -o \( -path /export/zones -prune \)

Regards,
Alister

---------- Post updated at 02:12 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:07 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by bitlord
Thanks for the info.
I tried the command you gave me and it worked great. Is there a way though to exclude a directory, like for example /export/zones?
To exclude N directories (untested):
Code:
find / -type f -name java -print     \
       -o \( -path /dir1 -prune \)   \
       -o \( -path /dir2 -prune \)   \
       -o \( -path /dir3 -prune \)   \
...
       -o \( -path /dirN -prune \)

Regards,
Alister
# 6  
All those -o's is also why I prefer the grep (-E) option Smilie
# 7  
jim mcnamara,
I was able to get your example to work on both Solaris and RHEL,thanks.
Code:
find / -name java -type f | grep -v '^/export/zones'

alister,
Your examples didn't work on Solaris but worked on RHEL.
Code:
find / -type f -name java -print -o \( -path /tmp -prune \)

I got this error in Solaris
Code:
find: bad option -path
find: path-list predicate-list

Thanks for the help everyone. Sorry I was so late getting back to you, sooner, I had to step away from my desk.
 

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