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UNIX find command

Postby tcpipman » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:52 pm

I am trying to find all the world readable files on my system and then pipe the output to an LS command. However when I try to use the EXEC switch it fails... I am not sure what I am doing wrong here.

:/ftssuser/ctc03(63):>find ~ -perm -o=r -exec ls -al {}
FSUM6506 find: non-terminated "-exec" argument list
Usage: find directory ... expression


http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecen ... 0/find.htm

Here is the book entry for the find command ... I am sure I'm missing a terminating chracter.

If I drop the -exec I get the results I am expecting but I am missing the RWX bits and if it is a symbolic entry or not.
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Re: UNIX find command

Postby Robert Sample » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:19 am

The manual you linked to explicitly states that -exec requires a terminating semicolon (which needs to be escaped, it looks like). The manual also says to use white space around it. The find command you posted does not have any semicolons.

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Re: UNIX find command

Postby tcpipman » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:41 pm

Yeah I saw that and got further however now I get an entire ls listing .. basically skipping the {} .
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Re: UNIX find command

Postby tcpipman » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:53 pm

Ok I just figured out what I was doing wrong .. the root directory I was searching was also world read .. why I dont know .. but basically it was displaying all the contents of the directory then the individual files. Thanks for the help
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