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Re: [SLE] Is there a "find file on system" command?
  • From: Jerome Lyles <susemail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 19:51:46 -1000
  • Message-id: <200405181951.46728.susemail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 17 May 2004 12:51 am, James Knott wrote:
> Jerome Lyles wrote:
> > On Friday 14 May 2004 03:06 pm, Rob Freeman wrote:

> >>
> >>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
>
> That command works fine here.
>
> Maybe you typed it wrong. ;-)

For me: find / -name *.rpm doesn't work but: find / -name '*.rpm' does.
Do you know why?
Jerome


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