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Re: An appropriate directory search tool?




On 10/20/2018 04:44 AM, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 04:32:43AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
I think my original post needs a rewrite ;/

I'm looking for a directory search tool with specific capabilities
which would fit comfortably with my work environment.

[...]

I suspect that what I want would most likely be a command line tool.
Perhaps a script will be required. But, before reinventing the
wheel, I ask "Does an appropriate command already exist?"

[...]

Judging by your (second) post, I get the feeling that the answers
given in this list haven't reached you (at whatever level).

But they did.
That's why I wrote 'My take away from answers so far is "A script will be required." '
Perhaps we have different ideas of the definition of "script".
I saw the examples which worked as scripts (even if written as one liners). If I had attempted to use bash, I would have expected to use an explicit pipe command between 'find' and 'grep'.


Most
of them were quite positive: "yes, such a tool exists, it's called
'find'", some of them even implemented a sketch of a solution to
your concrete example.

Since you don't even try to make reference to *any* of the numerous
proposals flung around here, I'm at a loss on how to help you.

For now, I'll just give up, sorry.

Cheers
-- tomás