General :: How To Exclude Multiple Directories In Awk With Find?

May 20, 2010

I found a script on webmaster world that mostly does what I need it to, but have been making modifications to tailor it to my specific needs.I know that //..*/ tells awk to ignore hidden directories, how do I define more directories to ignore? (i.e. temp, var, etc)? I've tried playing with prune before the awk command with limited success...I know that there are many ways to do the same thing and keep running into brick walls.

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General :: How To Exclude Multiple Directories

May 10, 2011

I am trying to exclude multiple directories when using tar. I can do it for just one directory with exclude= directory.I can also do it for multiple directories by typing that code again and again.As you can see im trying to call this variable that has endless amounts of directories in it seperated by a space.. but when run it doesnt work! It will however work if i just put one directory in the variable. Any ideas?

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I'm trying to create backup/archive my Ubuntu 10.04 system files (so I can restore it in case my system get corrupted). More specifically, I'm trying to zip the important files in my root directory not including my home directory (which includes my documents which I backup separately/more frequently) to an external hard drive attached via USB (called 'My Book').Since File Roller didn't give me quite the level of control I was looking for, I created a script that I could execute to backup and archive regularly.

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In Midnight Commander, is it possible to exclude some directories/patterns/... when doing search? (M-?) I'm specifically interested in skipping the .hg subdirectory.

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General :: Multiple Users To Create Directories Over SFTP So The New Directories Keep The Same Permissions?

May 15, 2011

I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www.Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data group. The www directory has an owner www-data and a group www-data.

I have used chmod -R 775 on the www folder, but after I try to create a folder test through my SFTP server (using Filezilla) the group of the directory created has only r and x permissions, and I am not able to log in with the second user user2 and create a directory within www/test due to a lack of w permission to the group.

I also tried using chmod 2775 on www directory, but without luck. Can somebody explain to me, how can I make it so that a newly created directory inherits the root directory group permissions?

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General :: Rename Multiple Files In Multiple Directories/subdirectories Recursively?

Aug 23, 2010

I am to rename all the files within a directory (which contains multiple subdirectories) recursively without invalid characters.

I tried the coding posted above.

find . -type f -printf '%p
' | while read file; do
oldfile=$(basename "$file")
newfile=$(echo "$oldfile" | sed 's/[^A-Za-z0-9_.]/_/g')
if [ ! "$newfile" == "$oldfile" ]; then
echo mv "$file" "${file%$oldfile}$newfile"

but I get an error on both of them stating "find: bad option -printf find: [-H | -L] path-list predicate-list"

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General :: Exclude NFS In Find

Jan 20, 2010

I want to search files excluding the NFS find / -mount -name 'filename' restricts the search only in the root disc partition,but the file can be in other partitions also.Is there any way to exclude the NFS only...

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General :: Exclude Dir From Find Command

Feb 5, 2011

i have this find command to find modified files and copy them.Code:find $SRC_DIR -type f -ctime -1|xargs -i cp --parents {} $BACKUP_DIR/$DAY/and it works good but it want to exclude files that exist in some folders like $SRC_DIR/cash and $SRC_DIR/woks/tmp

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General :: Using Find To Exclude Some Files

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I'm trying to find all java files in bash that contains the method "assign()".I would like to retrieve the same list except without the Test* files. How can I do that?

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Debian Configuration :: Exclude Directories From Bootstrap Copy?

May 24, 2011

I have successfully created an iso of my current running system using live build with the --bootstrap copy option..As expected, the image is gigantic. I would like to be able to use live-build to create copy-of-host iso's, but with specific options to -exclude specific pathways (ie. music folders, picture folders etc). Is there a way to do this? I did run a configuration and build using an option similar to that found in tar (something like -exclude=/home/user/music) and it ran through without any apparent errors, however, there was not any iso image to be found.

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General :: 'find' Command Regex To Exclude Hidden Files?

Jun 28, 2010

I have the following command which finds all files that have changed in the last day and lists them. How can I exclude hidden files like .bash_history?

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General :: Find A File In Directories Without Using Find Command?

Aug 3, 2010

am new to linux and trying to find a file in sub directories using find command as:find .-name *.jpg -type fBut I am unable to get the result as find command is not permitted by the server administrator.Is there any way to find files without using find command.

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General :: Creating Multiple Directories?

Mar 28, 2010

I need to create subdirectories in about 300 existing directories - the subdirectory will have the same name in all 300 existing directories. How do I do this using the mkdir command using a regular expression or globbing?

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General :: Tar Multiple Directories Into One File?

May 15, 2011

I have found ways to tar a directory and exclude certain directories but is there a way to simply tar multiple directories (they are in the same directory) in to one .tgz file?

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General :: Checking If Multiple Directories Exist?

Apr 27, 2011

I have one file called and in that file I have the below code. All this code is, is paths to three directories (as you can you can clearly see!).

BACKUP="Documents /bin /sbin"

Now I have this other file which reads the directories (by using $BACKUP) and creates a tar file of everything in that folder. But what I am unsure of what to is create a bit of code that will simply look in, read all the directories and print a line saying either they all exist or some are missing. If possible it would be good to know which directories are missing too!

I have fiddled around with using -d but I can only get it to work for one directory or manually having to write out each directory.

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General :: Copying Doc Files From Multiple Directories To One?

Feb 1, 2010

I have 60+ directory's each containing multiple .doc files. I need to move them to a single directory and keep their file name intact. I don't think cp will do that with out listing all the file names. I was thinking of something like: cp -r /dir/*.doc /newdir . Or should I use a combo like find -type *.doc|cp /newdir?

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General :: Remove Multiple Directories In Different Locations?

Mar 15, 2010

I have hundreds of directories in various subdirs that I need to remove. I want to remove all of these dirs, but can only find solutions on how to do remove files (or how to remove subdirs from within the current dir).

I think I need something like

find -iname 'testfile*' | xargs rm -i

where I want to remove every directory that contains the word 'testfile' within the directory name. I know xargs wont work for dirs,

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General :: Replace A String In Multiple File & Sub Directories?

Aug 31, 2010

Need to replace the following string :


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General :: Move Some Of The Files From Multiple Directories To One Location?

Jun 17, 2010

I'd like to move a selection of files from all the sub-directories within an overall directory to a single destination. I don't want any of the directory structure, just the files themselves. This is what I tried so far:

mv /dir1/*/igs*.sp3.Z /dir2

There are other .sp3.Z files in the * directories within /dir1 but I just need the ones that start with igs..

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General :: Use Exclude Option In"rm" Command To Exclude Some Files/folders?

Feb 3, 2010

i have created on folder in my server to upload some regular states. I want that user can modify or upload already stored files. but, should not upload any unwanted files orfolders.for that i want to use "rm" command as auto scheduler (putting this in cron that all files will be removed except some required files / folders for which this upload facility is activated. users are using secure-shell for uploading data.

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General :: Extract To Multiple Directories Based On File Names?

Jan 30, 2009

I'm not sure if this is possible or even where to start. I assume that this can be done with an sh script using tar or similar.I have several very large zip files that contain images for all of the products in my online store. Each image is named after its 13 digit SKU (for example, 9987788000012.jpg). In order to import products into my store, all images are placed into a media directory. Unfortunately, there are over 100,000 images.

So I would like to break the images into sub-folders based on file name. For example, when I extract (or tar or whatever), my extract script would create directories (if they don't already exist) based on the first three digits of each image name, placing each image into the appropriate bottom level directory. For example, "9987788000012.jpg" would be placed in the following directory "media/9/9/8", with media as the root and "8" as the directory that holds any images that start with "998". Perhaps two sub-folders would be less cumbersome.Assuming this requires a script, particularly since it involves scanning image names, creating folders, and saving images to specific directories, which language would serve my needs best? PHP? Has anyone had to do something similar?

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Apr 11, 2011

I have 5 FTP users that upload files (and subdirectories) in their home directory, i need to mirror theese directories beetween them and with a "master" directory (accessible from a 6th user). Files can contain spaces or others special caracters. All the files are in the same filesystem, and i want to use hard link because i don't want to waste 5 time the space of a single file. I tried with find but i cannot handle spaces in it.

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General :: Copy A Set Of Sub Folders From Their Multiple Parent Directories To A New Location

Nov 5, 2010

I am attempting to copy a set of sub folders from their multiple parent directories to a new location.

For example, I have three folders to copy:

I would like them to be copied to:

In actuality there are many folders besides folder1, folder2, folder3, and no numerical order exists. So, the folder named 'photos' would be copied to its parent folder's name in a new location. I would need this to occur for all folders in the '/home/user' directory.

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General :: Automate Copying Files To Multiple Directories With Log For Admin

Sep 30, 2009

Description: I am a newly appointed system engineer taking care of linux servers. We have a new set of data coming in which need below configuration: How to do a script with function?:

for files with ".txt" in sm
copy each of the files to folder : sm1 and sm2 (log every copy)
if succesful:
remove original
log into the log file
if not successful: (not successful copying 1 particular file to all the folders)
retain and retry
log into the log file
mail out the admin with that particular file name

I have already do try a bit:
cd /export/home/
for dir in sm1 sm2; do
cp -p sm/*.txt $dir/
Is my starting right? How to do the rest parts?

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General :: Excluding Directories With Find?

Jun 10, 2011

I am trying to exclude 2 directories with find and pass it into cpio. I have tried

find . -depth -path '.evolution' -prune -o -path '.gconf' -prune -o -print|cpio -aov > /media/caca/full$date


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Dec 17, 2010

Write a script to list all the differences between two directories.

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May 26, 2010

I'm trying to find all the files in a specified directory that do NOT end in .archived or .error and are older than 30 mins. Currently I have: Code: find /opt/edi/incoming -type f ! ( -name "*.archived" -name "*.error" ) -cmin 30 But I keep returning files that end in those extensions and I'm not sure if I'm using -cmin correcty? If there is a better way to do this (perl, etc) I'm open to options, this is for a nagios check.

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General :: How To Use Find To Copy All Found Files To A New Name In Their Same Directories

Feb 23, 2010

I've got a simple command that does almost what I want.

The following will locate all files with a suffix of '_compressed.swf' and copy each into its same directory with a '.bak2' appended:

However, I need to replace '_compressed.swf' with '_content.swf' I'd like to use find, rather than recursive flag on cp for consistency.

In: /content/somefile_compressed.swf
Out: /content/somefile_content.swf

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General :: Script To Find New Files And Copy Them Into Different Directories?

Oct 29, 2010

I have a question which has been in part answered many times but nothing I found relateds completely to my situation. I am sure there will be people who will say RTFM but believe me I did, and searched as well but to no avail. I have a situation where I want to copy files created withing last hour in one directory into another one. The problem is that that the directories are on different levels in the dir tree so the absolute path is different. But I want to keep the relative path the same.

I want to copy new files from /mnt/path_to_webdav/user to /home/user. so if there is new file /mnt/path_to_webdav/user/doc/xy.txt I want it to be copied to /home/user/doc/xy.txt. Also if there is a new dir, say /mnt/path_to_webdav/user/newdir I want a new dir to be created in /home/user/newdir with all the files in it, should there be any. I can do find with exec and copy all the files into one directory.This is not what I want though. How do I preserve the relative path and get the files copied into their corresponding directories?

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General :: Command To Find A Specific Word In Directories And Subdirectories?

Jun 7, 2010

tell me the command used to find a specific word in directories and sub-directories in linux?

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