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, email@example.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?