[CentOS] stupid bash question

Wed Aug 15 22:22:52 UTC 2012
Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Craig White <craig.white at ttiltd.com> wrote:
> the relevant snippet is...
> NAME="*.mov"
> cd $IN
> if test -n "$(find . -maxdepth 1 -name $NAME -print -quit)"
> and if there is one file in this directory - ie test.mov, this works fine
> but if there are two (or more) files in this directory - test.mov, test2.mov
> then I get an error...
> find: paths must precede expression
> So my code is evidently wrong. I just want a test for 1 or more files ending in .mov in the directory?
> Any one want to toss me a bone here?

Run the script with -x to see what's happening. $NAME is probably
getting expanded. You might have to set noglob.