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Need a workaround for execdir on system with old find

I need a workaround for execdir on system with an old version of the find command.  Here's the command I tried:

find . -type d -name 'crmngp' -execdir cvs up -C -r DRUPAL-5

How can I replicate that on a system with no execdir support?
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TintinCommented:
find . -type d -name 'crmngp' -exec cvs up -C -r DRUPAL-5 {} \;
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seanr1978Author Commented:
Fails because it can't find the CVSROOT without first changing to the directory (hence the need for execdir):

cvs update: No CVSROOT specified!  Please use the `-d' option
cvs [update aborted]: or set the CVSROOT environment variable.
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seanr1978Author Commented:
BTW, if this needs to be done as a perl script or something like that, I'm perfectly OK with that - I just need it to work. ;-)
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TintinCommented:
You could do
#!/bin/bash
here=`pwd`
find . -type d -name 'crmngp' | while read dir
do
  cd $here/$dir
  cvs up -C -r DRUPAL -5
done

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seanr1978Author Commented:
That generates ": bad interpreter: No such file or directory"
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seanr1978Author Commented:
Nevermind, figured that one out, and got it to work in a shell script.  Now I'd like to go one further and add it to a function I already had in my .bashrc.  You'll see below that if I call the function as "dg -r crmngp 5", it'll run the first part (based on the code you supplied), print a copy of the find command it uses and it should work through the directories and update them.  The problem, though, is it doesn't ever get into the while part (as if it found no results).  Here's the find command it prints in that echo statement:

find /www/drupal5.ngphost.com -type d -name 'crmngp'

That is correct and there are two copies of crmngp under that directory (one in html/modules and the other in html/new/modules).  Why does it find them when I run that find command normally from the command line but not from within the function in .bashrc?
function dg() {
  if [ "$1" = "-r" ]; then
    here=`pwd`
    echo "find $here -type d -name '$2'"
    find $here -type d -name '$2' | while read dir
    do
      echo "updating $here/$dir"
      cd $here/$dir
      cvs up -C -r DRUPAL-$3
    done
  else
    if [ "$1" = "drupal" ]; then
      if [ -z "$2" ]; then
        cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous\@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal checkout -d ./ drupal;
      else
        cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous\@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal checkout -r DRUPAL-$2 -d ./ drupal;
      fi
    else
      if [ -z "$2" ]; then
        cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous\@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal-contrib checkout -d $1 contributions/modules/$1;
      else
        cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous\@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal-contrib checkout -r DRUPAL-$2 -d $1 contributions/modules/$1;
      fi
    fi
  fi
}

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seanr1978Author Commented:
Got it with some help in #bash on irc.freenode.net:
function dg() {
  if [ "$1" = "-r" ]; then
    here=`pwd`
    echo "find $here -type d -name '$2'"
    find $here -type d -name "$2" | while read dir
    do
      echo "updating $dir"
      cd $dir
      cvs up -C -r DRUPAL-$3
    done
  else
    if [ "$1" = "drupal" ]; then
      if [ -z "$2" ]; then
        cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous\@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal checkout -d ./ drupal;
      else
        cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous\@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal checkout -r DRUPAL-$2 -d ./ drupal;
      fi
    else
      if [ -z "$2" ]; then
        cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous\@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal-contrib checkout -d $1 contributions/modules/$1;
      else
        cvs -z6 -d:pserver:anonymous:anonymous\@cvs.drupal.org:/cvs/drupal-contrib checkout -r DRUPAL-$2 -d $1 contributions/modules/$1;
      fi
    fi
  fi
}

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seanr1978Author Commented:
Thank you very much!
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