FreeKB - find command - exclude directories from search (-not -path)
Linux Commands - find command - exclude directories from search (-not -path)

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

Let's say you want to search below /opt but you do not want to search /opt/tmp and /opt/user. The -not -path options can be used to exclude directories from the search. For example, 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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