Re: using the 'find' program
On 9/5/05, Kevin Coyner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've been using linux for quite a while but am still perplexed by
> the proper usage of the 'find' program. I always end up using
> locate instead. Anyway, I need it now so I re-read the man and
> tried the following:
> cd /tmp
> touch testfile
> find . -iname testfile -print
> and I get nothing.
You don't, by any chance, have "find" aliased, do you? You might also
try "hash -t find" to see where it's picking it up, in case you've
accidentally created a script that messes with the arguments.
The "-print" option is only needed if some other option, such as "-ls"
or "-exec", alters the default printing behavior.
Michael A. Marsh