----- Original Message ----- From: "David Carter-Hitchin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Drew Tomlinson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Friday, October 31, 2003 5:04 PM
> Hi Drew, > > Find is one of those classic commands for confusing people. One just gets > used to it over time. The behaviour of find varies significantly with > different unixes under different shells. > > Which shell are you using? tcsh > Under bash this command does what you want: > > find / -mtime 7 -size +1024c -ls -o -ctime 7 -size +1024c -ls > > the sense here is: > > find / (-mtime 7 -size +1024c -ls) -o (-ctime 7 -size +1024c -ls) > > meaning "find (i.e. examine all files) from / and either > > a) print (-ls) files modified exactly 7 days old and greater than size > 1024 chars (bytes). > > or (-o) > > b) print (-ls) files whose inode creation times are exactly 7 days old and > greater than size 1024 chars. > > If neither a) nor b) are true for a file found under / then it is silently > ignored. > > You may find the following note from man find helpful: > > # All primaries which take a numeric argument allow the number to be pre- > # ceded by a plus sign (``+'') or a minus sign (``-''). A preceding plus > # sign means ``more than n'', a preceding minus sign means ``less than n'' > # and neither means ``exactly n''. > > So that is why I put a "+" in from of 1024 - to find files over 1024 bytes > (c). This is the piece I was missing. Thanks! > So in your example below: > > > find /usr \( -mtime 6 -ls -size 100 \) -o \( -ctime 6 -ls -size 100 > > \) -print > > You are trying to find files that are exactly 100 512k blocks in > size. Admittedly the files you found were not of this size and I don't > know why they were found - I can replicate this on my machine here, but I > don't know why - perhaps it is the file allocation. This is why I chose > 1024c instead of block size. > > > (And why is this file listed twice, anyway?) > > Perhaps because there was a symbolic link pointing to it (as shown by the > '2' before the permissions). Ah yes, that's why? Thanks for your help and time. Now if I could just figure out where my disk space went... I'm still not seeing anything significant. I'll go back and look (now that I know how) at Oct. 24 and see if I can find anything there. Thanks again! Drew _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"