Provided by: fsp_2.81.b24-2ubuntu2_i386
 

NAME

        ffindcmd, ffind - find files by name or by other characteristics in FSP
        database
 

SYNOPSIS

        ffindcmd pathname-list expression
        ffind pathname-list expression
 

DESCRIPTION

        ffindcmd recursively descends the directory hierarchy for each pathname
        in  the  pathname-list,  seeking  files that match a logical expression
        written using the operators listed below.
 

USAGE

    Operators
        In the descriptions, the argument n is used as a decimal integer  where
        +n means more than n, -n means less than n, and n means exactly n.  All
        three maybe used if an integer argument is needed.
 
        -name filename True if the filename argument matches the  current  file
                       name.   Shell  argument  syntax  can  be used if escaped
                       (watch out for [, ? and *).
 
        -prune         Always yields true.  Has the side effect of pruning  the
                       search  tree  at the file.  That is, if the current path
                       name is a directory, ffindcmd will not descend into that
                       directory.
 
        -type c        True if the type of the file is c, where c is one of:
 
                              d      for directory
                              f      for plain file
 
        -size n        True if the file is n blocks long (512 bytes per block).
                       If n is followed by a c, the size is in characters.
 
        -time n        True if the file has been accessed/modified/changed in n
                       days.
 
        -exec command  True  if  the  executed  command returns a zero value as
                       exit status.  The end of command must be  punctuated  by
                       an escaped semicolon.  A command argument {} is replaced
                       by the current pathname.
 
        -ok command    Like -exec except that the generated command is  written
                       on  the standard output, then the standard input is read
                       and the command executed only upon response y.
 
        -print         Always true; the current pathname is printed.
 
        -ls            Always true; prints current pathname together  with  its
                       associated  statistics.   These  include  size in blocks
                       (512 bytes), protection  mode,  number  of  hard  links,
                       user, group, size in bytes, and modification time.
                       Note:  formatting  is done internally, without executing
                       the fls program.
 
        -newer file    True if the current file has been modified more recently
                       than the argument filename.
 
        (expression)   True if the parenthesized expression is true.
                       Note:  Parentheses  are special to the shell and must be
                       escaped.
 
        !primary       True if the primary is false (!  is the unary not opera‐
                       tor).
 
        primary1 [ -a ] primary2
                       True  if both primary1 and primary2 are true.  The -a is
                       not required.  It is implied by the juxtaposition of two
                       primaries.
 
        primary1 -o primary2
                       True  if  either primary1 or primary2 is true (-o is the
                       or operator).
 
        ffindcmd will perform csh file name globbing based on file  and  direc‐
        tory information obtained from the FSP database.
 
        Since user’s command shells generally cannot do the proper globbing for
        this program, it is recommended that user  defines  a  shell  alias  or
        function  to  turn  off command shell globbing before running this pro‐
        gram.  csh example:
 
        alias ffind \(set noglob\; exec ffindcmd \!\*\)
 

EXAMPLE

        To find all the files called intro.ms starting from the current  direc‐
        tory:
 
        example% ffind . -name intro.ms -print
        ./manuals/assembler/intro.ms
        ./manuals/sun.core/intro.ms
        ./manuals/driver.tut/intro.ms
        ./manuals/sys.manager/uucp.impl/intro.ms
        ./supplements/general.works/unix.introduction/intro.ms
        ./supplements/programming.tools/sccs/intro.ms
        example%
 
        To  recursively  print  all  files  names  in the current directory and
        below, but skipping SCCS directories:
 
        example% ffind . -name SCCS -prune -o -print
        example%
 
        To recursively print all files  names  in  the  current  directory  and
        below,  skipping the contents of SCCS directories, but printing out the
        SCCS directory name:
        example% ffind . -print -name SCCS -prune
        example%
 
        To remove files named a.out or *.o that have not been  accessed  for  a
        week or more
        example% ffind . \( -name a.out -o -name *.o \) -time +7 -exec frm {} \;
 

ENVIRONMENT

        See fsp_env(7) for list of used environment variables.
        fcatcmd(1),  fcdcmd(1),  fgetcmd(1), fgrabcmd(1), flscmd(1), fmkdir(1),
        fprocmd(1),  fput(1),  frmcmd(1),  frmdircmd(1),  fver(1),   fducmd(1),
        fhostcmd(1), ffindcmd(1), fspd(1), fsp_prof(5)
 

BUGS

        There  seems to be a problem using an alias as command to execute.  But
        since there is no globbing performed on the pathname the  original  FSP
        commands may be used instead.