Since I missed so many days this month, I am going to double up today, and mention
I flitted past
find about three months ago, when I dredged up a three-years expired desktop search app called doodle.
Probably unfairly, I mentioned that
find could do probably everything doodle promised, and probably better.
I’d have to stand by that statement — not only because I still haven’t seen doodle do anything, but because I think
find is the obvious solution anytime you need to … well, find something. 🙄
Apps that have mile-long man pages are probably well thought out and well developed.
find ranks up there.
The real problem is that I can’t hand out any special
find tips or tricks.
I usually don’t need much more than the
-name flag and the
-exec flag, and only rarely do I use
-print0 with xargs, as is sometimes advised.
So as little as I like saying it, you’ll have to skim through the manual and find out how it works, to see its sheer power.