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# 1  
Old 10-15-2008
Problem using find with prune on large number of files

Hi all;

I'm having a problem when want to list a large number of files in current directory using find together with the prune option.

First i used this command but it list all the files including those in sub directories:

Code:
find . -name "*.dat" | xargs ls -ltr

Then i modified the command as below but it only works with small number of files:

Code:
find *.dat -prune | xargs ls -ltr

It throws error when i executed it in the directory that have a large number of files.

ksh: /usr/bin/find: 0403-027 The parameter list is too long.

Can someone help me to modify this code?Thank you in advance.
# 2  
Old 10-15-2008
can you post the output of following commands..
Code:
getconf LINE_MAX

getconf ARG_MAX

and to long list files use

Code:
find . -name "*.date" -ls -long

# 3  
Old 10-15-2008
vidyadhar85;

i try
Code:
find . -name "*.date" -ls -long

but it still list the files in subdirectory and it's not in the datetime order, and i'm not very sure to use

Code:
getconf LINE_MAX

getconf ARG_MAX


Any suggestions?
 

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