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2013-04-12 19:34:00

Wrapper script for find

I find (hah) myself using find a lot to locate file system objects in the current directory, however find recurses into subdirectories by default. Using the parameters -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 restrict find to the current directory, are however a pain to type each time.

To make my own personal life easier I created this wrapper script (named find1):

#!/bin/sh

if [ ($# < 1) ]; then
  FINDPATH=.
else 
  FINDPATH=$1
  shift
fi

find $FINDPATH -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 $@

which automatically prepends the -mindepth and -maxdepth to find (they need to be first in the argument list).

Posted at 2013-04-12 19:34:00 |Comments (0)