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Finding executables in linux

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
How can I find all executable files installed on my linux?
Question by:Rok Brnot
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ID: 12438043
find /  -perm -1

will give you a list of all files with the executable bit set.
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 500 total points
ID: 12438537
This will only list files that have the execute bit set for the world, but you will not find files that e.g. are only executable by the owner and the group. If you want to list all files that can be executed by either the owner, group members, or the world, use this:

find / -perm +0111


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ID: 12438639
Yep -- my bad.  

Oh, and this will only work if you are logged on as root or use sudo.  Otherwise you'll only get the executables for directories for which you have read permission.

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