[CentOS] Find and excluding directory

Tom Brown tom at ng23.net
Tue Feb 2 21:17:00 UTC 2010


> Your "-path" argument is wrong.  Try this:
>
>       find /var/data/foo -path '/var/data/foo/.snapshot' -prune -o -exec chown
> usera:groupb {} +
>
> You need the whole path, and there is no need to escape the '.' character.
> I've also used "+" as the terminator.  That's just an efficiency issue.  It
> makes 'find' build command lines with as many matches as will fit rather
> than invoking 'chown' separately for each one.
>
>    

Hi Robert

many thanks - that resolved ths issue for me

tom




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