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Re: Using -prune option of find to ignore hidden directories

On Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:09:59 PM Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Wed, May 03, 2017 at 12:01:21PM -0400, rhkramer@gmail.com wrote:
> > Oh, but in case it wasn't very clear, my intension wasn't so much a
> > specific recommendation of what might work, but instead, a
> > recommendation on a methodology to find the problem one's self.
> Unfortunately, "remove random parts of the syntax and see what happens"
> tends to be a poor approach, especially with find(1).  There may be
> some other kinds of problems where that works well, but it wouldn't be
> my recommendation in general practice.

Ok.  It does seem to work for me fairly often.  I wouldn't call it random 
(although some might, and it might seem / be fairly random)--my goal is to find 
even a tiny subset of a command that works and then try building from there.

(And, as you noted, the methodoloy is not aimed only at find, and may be 
particularly bad for find (I've had a hate / hate relationship with find ever 
since I started using Linux ;-)

Do you have a better approach?

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