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Linux FIND command - Exclude directories from search

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If you are not familiar with the find command, check out our Getting Started article.

Let's say you want to search for files below /opt but you do not want to search /opt/tmp and /opt/user. The following command will exclude /opt/tmp and /opt/user from the search.

~]# find /opt –not \( -path /opt/tmp –prune \) –not \( -path /opt/user –prune \)

 



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