Finding a lost PYTHONPATH with find

Edward Elliott nobody at
Mon May 29 14:18:46 EDT 2006

John J. Lee wrote:

> find / -maxdepth 3 -size -100k -type f -exec grep -sli pythonpath '{}' \;
> The minus in '-100k' (meaning "less than 100k") seems to be
> undocumented, at least on my system.  

It should be standard in linux man pages, can't speak for other unices:

       Numeric arguments can be specified as

       +n     for greater than n,

       -n     for less than n,

       n      for exactly n.

Maybe you were fooled because it's not directly under the description of

> I suppose the -maxdepth is 
> redundant since I think find searches breadth-first by default.

??? maxdepth determines how deep the search will look, not the order the
search occurs.  Your search only find things within 3 levels of the root,
unless your directory tree goes no deeper than that (very unlikely) the
maxdepth can't be redundant.

Edward Elliott
UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
complangpython at eddeye dot net

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