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Re: [SLE] Is there a "find file on system" command?
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 07:07:22 -0400
  • Message-id: <1084792033.8347.12.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 04:43, Jerome Lyles wrote:
> On Friday 14 May 2004 03:06 pm, Rob Freeman wrote:
> >
> > > I have never been able to find such a program on Linux.
> >
> > I always:
> >
> > su
> > find directory -name filename
> >
> > hence to search the entire computer for all rpm's
> >
> > find / -name *.rpm
> >
> > Need to be root
> >
> > Rob
>
> > su
> Password:
> # find / -name *.rpm
> find: paths must precede expression
> Usage: find [path...] [expression]
> #
>
> What happened? Isn't '/' enough path for this command?
> Thanks,
> Jerome
>
I have had this experience for some time with the find command. If I
change to / it then works fine. May be time to contact the programmers
about this bug.

--
Ken Schneider
unix user since 1989
linux user since 1994
SuSE user since 1998 (5.2)



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