The man page for find confuses me.Looking for explanatory material I found and tried to follow examples in http://mywiki.wooledge.org/UsingFind#A-prune .
I tried find /home/richard \( -type d -name .* -prune \) -o -atime -42 -print and find /home/richard \( -type d -name .* -prune \) -atime -42 -print unsuccessfully. Each got an "find: paths must precede expression: .." error HOW? TIA