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FIND2PERL(1)	       Perl Programmers Reference Guide		  FIND2PERL(1)

NAME
       find2perl - translate find command lines to Perl code

SYNOPSIS
	       find2perl [paths] [predicates] | perl

DESCRIPTION
       find2perl is a little translator to convert find command lines to
       equivalent Perl code.  The resulting code is typically faster than
       running find itself.

       "paths" are a set of paths where find2perl will start its searches and
       "predicates" are taken from the following list.

       "! PREDICATE"
	   Negate the sense of the following predicate.	 The "!" must be
	   passed as a distinct argument, so it may need to be surrounded by
	   whitespace and/or quoted from interpretation by the shell using a
	   backslash (just as with using find(1)).

       "( PREDICATES )"
	   Group the given PREDICATES.	The parentheses must be passed as
	   distinct arguments, so they may need to be surrounded by whitespace
	   and/or quoted from interpretation by the shell using a backslash
	   (just as with using find(1)).

       "PREDICATE1 PREDICATE2"
	   True if _both_ PREDICATE1 and PREDICATE2 are true; PREDICATE2 is
	   not evaluated if PREDICATE1 is false.

       "PREDICATE1 -o PREDICATE2"
	   True if either one of PREDICATE1 or PREDICATE2 is true; PREDICATE2
	   is not evaluated if PREDICATE1 is true.

       "-follow"
	   Follow (dereference) symlinks.  The checking of file attributes
	   depends on the position of the "-follow" option. If it precedes the
	   file check option, an "stat" is done which means the file check
	   applies to the file the symbolic link is pointing to. If "-follow"
	   option follows the file check option, this now applies to the
	   symbolic link itself, i.e.  an "lstat" is done.

       "-depth"
	   Change directory traversal algorithm from breadth-first to depth-
	   first.

       "-prune"
	   Do not descend into the directory currently matched.

       "-xdev"
	   Do not traverse mount points (prunes search at mount-point
	   directories).

       "-name GLOB"
	   File name matches specified GLOB wildcard pattern.  GLOB may need
	   to be quoted to avoid interpretation by the shell (just as with
	   using find(1)).

       "-iname GLOB"
	   Like "-name", but the match is case insensitive.

       "-path GLOB"
	   Path name matches specified GLOB wildcard pattern.

       "-ipath GLOB"
	   Like "-path", but the match is case insensitive.

       "-perm PERM"
	   Low-order 9 bits of permission match octal value PERM.

       "-perm -PERM"
	   The bits specified in PERM are all set in file's permissions.

       "-type X"
	   The file's type matches perl's "-X" operator.

       "-fstype TYPE"
	   Filesystem of current path is of type TYPE (only NFS/non-NFS
	   distinction is implemented).

       "-user USER"
	   True if USER is owner of file.

       "-group GROUP"
	   True if file's group is GROUP.

       "-nouser"
	   True if file's owner is not in password database.

       "-nogroup"
	   True if file's group is not in group database.

       "-inum INUM"
	   True file's inode number is INUM.

       "-links N"
	   True if (hard) link count of file matches N (see below).

       "-size N"
	   True if file's size matches N (see below) N is normally counted in
	   512-byte blocks, but a suffix of "c" specifies that size should be
	   counted in characters (bytes) and a suffix of "k" specifies that
	   size should be counted in 1024-byte blocks.

       "-atime N"
	   True if last-access time of file matches N (measured in days) (see
	   below).

       "-ctime N"
	   True if last-changed time of file's inode matches N (measured in
	   days, see below).

       "-mtime N"
	   True if last-modified time of file matches N (measured in days, see
	   below).

       "-newer FILE"
	   True if last-modified time of file matches N.

       "-print"
	   Print out path of file (always true). If none of "-exec", "-ls",
	   "-print0", or "-ok" is specified, then "-print" will be added
	   implicitly.

       "-print0"
	   Like -print, but terminates with \0 instead of \n.

       "-exec OPTIONS ;"
	   exec() the arguments in OPTIONS in a subprocess; any occurrence of
	   {} in OPTIONS will first be substituted with the path of the
	   current file.  Note that the command "rm" has been special-cased to
	   use perl's unlink() function instead (as an optimization).  The ";"
	   must be passed as a distinct argument, so it may need to be
	   surrounded by whitespace and/or quoted from interpretation by the
	   shell using a backslash (just as with using find(1)).

       "-ok OPTIONS ;"
	   Like -exec, but first prompts user; if user's response does not
	   begin with a y, skip the exec.  The ";" must be passed as a
	   distinct argument, so it may need to be surrounded by whitespace
	   and/or quoted from interpretation by the shell using a backslash
	   (just as with using find(1)).

       "-eval EXPR"
	   Has the perl script eval() the EXPR.

       "-ls"
	   Simulates "-exec ls -dils {} ;"

       "-tar FILE"
	   Adds current output to tar-format FILE.

       "-cpio FILE"
	   Adds current output to old-style cpio-format FILE.

       "-ncpio FILE"
	   Adds current output to "new"-style cpio-format FILE.

       Predicates which take a numeric argument N can come in three forms:

	  * N is prefixed with a +: match values greater than N
	  * N is prefixed with a -: match values less than N
	  * N is not prefixed with either + or -: match only values equal to N

SEE ALSO
       find

perl v5.10.0			  2009-03-02			  FIND2PERL(1)
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