The GNU versions of find utilities (find and xargs).
The findutils package contains programs which will help you locate
files on your system. The find utility searches through a hierarchy
of directories looking for files which match a certain set of criteria
(such as a filename pattern). The xargs utility builds and executes
command lines from standard input arguments (usually lists of file
names generated by the find command).
You should install findutils because it includes tools that are very
useful for finding things on your system.
This package contains the GNU find, xargs, and locate programs. find
and xargs comply with POSIX 1003.2, as far as I know (with the
exception of the "+" modifier for the "-exec" action, which isn't
implemented yet). They also support a large number of additional
options, some borrowed from Unix and some unique to GNU.
See the file NEWS for a list of major changes in the current release.
GNU findutils NEWS - User visible changes. -*- outline -*- (allout)
* Major changes in release 4.2.27
** Warnings of Future Changes
The test -perm /000 currently matches no files, but for greater
consistency with -perm -000, this will be changed to match all files;
this change will probably be made in early 2006. Meanwhile, a warning
message is given if you do this.
** Bug Fixes
If xargs is i
find - search for files in a directory hierarchy
find [-H] [-L] [-P] [path...] [expression]
This manual page documents the GNU version of find. GNU find
searches the directory tree rooted at each given file name by
evaluating the given expression from left to righ
xargs - build an
* -fstype core dumps on sparc-sun-sunos4.1.3_U1 with gcc-2.95.2
This is on foxtrot.rah
AUTHORS of findutils
I do not know the name of the original author of the findutils
package, but th
Thanks to the following people for support, code, patches, etc:
Andreas Schwab <email@example.com
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