Problem with find command in linux

I am trying to the root directory and the directories immediately below that directory.
Also I need to exclude some directories such as /proc

Here is my attempt to get this to work  

for i  in `find /   ! -path /proc\*   -maxdepth 1  ` 
do
echo $i
done

If I put -maxdepth 1 first I do not exclude /proc
If I put  ! -path /proc\* first I do not get the maxdepth of just 1

Redhat Linux 5   
TIMFOX123Asked:
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exploitedjCommented:
Have you tried instead:

find / -maxdepth 1 ! -wholename "/proc"
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woolmilkporcCommented:
How about

shopt -s extglob
for i in `ls -d /!(proc)`
do
  echo $i
done

To exclude e. g. /proc, /tmp and /sys use

ls -d /!(proc|sys|tmp)
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Here is what I am going to try tomorrow

 for J in `find / -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1  ! -wholename "/proc" ! -wholename "/dev"`
 do
 du -ks $J
 done

I will try to close this then and thank you both very much
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Hello Porky

you know I think you are a real brain and you give great answers.

I tried to run this and it did not seem to run correctly.  I just pasted it in to bash as root  

Could you try running it again pls

shopt -s extglob
 for i in `ls -d /!(proc)`
 do
   echo $i
 done
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Hi again Foxy,

"It works for me".

Could you please try step by step?

shopt -s extglob
shopt extglob


You should see

extglob    on

Now try

ls -d /!(proc|dev)

You should see a multi column list of your top level directories, with the exceptions of "/proc" and "/dev".

If extended globbing doesn't work for you for some strange reason you can always try

ls -d /* | grep -Ev "/proc|/dev"

By the way, your "find" command (with maxdepth coming first) works just fine for me, too!

wmp
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Hello wmp

you were right and I do not know what I did wrong the first time.  

Thank you for you patience.

you always make me a better admin so double thanks
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woolmilkporcCommented:
You're always welcome!

Seems you want to run "du -ks" against the selected top level directories? No need for a loop then:

shopt -s extglob
du -ks $(ls -d /!(proc|dev))

will do the trick. You can add a "sort" to bring the biggest directories to the bottom/top of the list.

Bottom:
du -ks $(ls -d /!(proc|dev)) | sort -n

Top:
du -ks $(ls -d /!(proc|dev)) | sort -nr

wmp
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ozoCommented:
No need for ls either
du -ks /!(proc|dev)
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Yes, I always forget that extglob would work for more things than just "ls"  ...

Thx, ozo!
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
Thank you all

great job
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