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Avoiding 'Find' to search in subdirectories

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I want to perform a search using the 'find' command but I don't want it to search into the subdirectories as it's defaulted to.  I'm under IRIX 6.4
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by:ozo
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-prune
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by:houde
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That's what I tried!
If I include it before -name, nothing returned.
If I include it after -name "pattern", I get the same result as without -prune
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by:delphinus
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To find a find in the current directory, but not recurse into
subdirectories:

find . -name 'pattern' -maxdepth 1

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by:houde
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maxdepth is not an option of the find command under IRIX 6.4
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by:ozo
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find . -print \! -name '.' -prune
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Taliesin earned 50 total points
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Forget Find, and use

 ls -laF [dir] | egrep [reg_exp] | pg

or: ls [dir] | grep [simple_reg_exp]
or the short answer ("find like"):   ls -1 | grep [sub_string]

   if you still want to use find, use -prune at the end of
the sentence, but you must be sure you are making the right
search sequence, and not using "-prune" as part of your
search....

   ... with find, you're using an F-16 to kill flies...


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