Re: find/xargs question...

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On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 11:40:44PM -0800, bruce wrote:
> hi...
> 
> i have what i think is a combination find/xargs question....
> 
> i'm trying to search through a dir tree for files matching certain patterns
> and i want to rename the files. i'd also like to ignore certain dirs.
> 
> ie...
> 
> [[email protected] wctest]# ls -al
> total 24
> drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 4096 Dec 27 21:46 .
> drwxr-xr-x 48 root root 4096 Dec 27 21:45 ..
> drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 Dec 27 21:46 class
> drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 Dec 27 21:46 faculty
> drwxr-xr-x  7 root root 4096 Dec 27 21:46 .svn
> 
> ./class:
> total 20
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 27 21:46 .
> drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Dec 27 21:46 ..
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  248 Dec 27 21:46 childClass.py
> drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Dec 27 21:46 .svn
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  239 Dec 27 21:46 zu_fl_2772Class.py  <<<<<
> 
> i'd like to find any file with "zu_fl*Class" and replace it with
> zu..ClassFFFF. so basically, i'm finding any given file with a pattern
> followed by Class, and adding FFFF to it along with the file extension.
> 
> i'd also like to ignore specific dirs as well... in this case, i'd like to
> ignore the ".svn" folder...
> 
> this should be pretty esay, but i can't seem to get the nuances down.
> 
> any thoughts/preferrably pointers as to how to perform this action..

Untested:

find /some/dir -name zu_fl\*Class -a ! -name \*\.svn\* 

Find everything in or under /some/dir whose name matches the pattern 
zu_fl*Class and whose name does not contain the pattern *.svn.

Kurt
-- 
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