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Re: Find command explanation

From: AOB Technologies Ltd.
Subject: Re: Find command explanation
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:47:54 +0200

Dear James,
So many thanks for the comprehensive and professional reply.
It was indeed helpful.
Have a great day.

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: James Youngman 
  To: AOB Technologies Ltd. 
  Cc: bug-findutils (gnu.org) Linux 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 3:47 PM
  Subject: Re: Find command explanation

  On 7/2/06, AOB Technologies Ltd. <address@hidden> wrote:
  > Hi,
  > When I type "find --help" at my RedHat Linux (model 2001 or so) I get all 
the syntax of the command with so many parameters.
  > Nevertheless, it is very hard to understand the proper use for a desired 
kind of result and some examples or further break-down explanation about the 
parameters would help a lot.

  Examples and more detailed explanations are int he documentation.
  This is available as ful Info documentation ("info find") or in a
  briefer form more suitable for quick reference as a manual page ("man
  find").   Both types of documentation include examples.

  > For example, the option -mount or -mmin are not explained and thus I don't 
know what would be their result.
  > In particular, I'm looking for files containing certain text string 
(probably DOC files). Is there any specific format for this command to meet 
this requirement?

  No, that's not really the UNIX way of doing things.  The UNIX paradigm
  is to have a set of tools that interoperate effectively.  Each tool
  should do a small number of things, but do them well.  The tools
  should be easy to combine to solve the overall problem.  You might
  find it helpful to read a book on Unix, for example "Unix in a
  Nutshell" or an introduction to Linux.

  The tool designed for searching for strings in text files is called
  "grep".   You might salso find "man intro" helpful.


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