[CentOS] Bash Script for Beginners! oh dear :'(

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 01:22:06 UTC 2008


On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Matej Cepl <mcepl at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 2008-12-23, 12:15 GMT, James Bensley wrote:
>> find . -exec grep -q "$1" '{}' \; -print >> ./found_files
>
> I think you can have only one action (either -exec or -print),
> but not sure about it. Anyway, my first instinct when things are
> getting to be more complicated is to use while cycle, like this:
>
> find . |while read FILE ; do
>    if grep "$FILE" '{}' >/dev/null 2>&1 ; then
>        echo "$FILE" >> ./found_files
>    fi
> done
>

I don't think the '{}' construct for 'find' will work on the other
side of a pipe....

mhr


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