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Thursday, 24 November, 2016



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The GNU Find Utilities are the basic directory searching utilities of the GNU operating system. These programs are typically used in conjunction with other programs to provide modular and powerful directory search and file locating capabilities to other commands.

The tools supplied with this package are:

  • find - search for files in a directory hierarchy
  • locate - list files in databases that match a pattern
  • updatedb - update a file name database
  • xargs - build and execute command lines from standard input
This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

findutils-4.7.0-1.oc00 (28/12/2020)
Repository: Netlabs stable
This package contains the GNU find, xargs, and locate programs. find and xargs comply with POSIX 1003.2, as far as I know (with the exception of the "+" modifier for the "-exec" action, which isn't implemented yet). They also support a large number of additional options, some borrowed from Unix and some unique to GNU. See the file NEWS for a list of major changes in the current release. See the file INSTALL for compilation and installation instructions. To verify the GPG signature of the release, you will need the public key of the findutils maintainer. You can download this from Alternatively, you could query a PGP keyserver, but you will need to use one that can cope with subkeys containing photos. Many older key servers cannot do this. I use I think that one works. See also the "Downloading" section of Special configure options: --with-afs Make find support "-fstype afs". Requires /afs, /usr/afsws/lib, and /usr/afsws/include. configure doesn't add AFS support automatically because it adds considerably to find's size, and the AFS libraries need -lucb on Solaris, which breaks find. --enable-id-cache Make tables of used UIDs and GIDs at startup instead of using getpwuid or getgrgid when needed. Speeds up -nouser and -nogroup unless you are running NIS or Hesiod, which make password and group calls very expensive. --enable-debug Produce output on the standard error output indicating what find is doing. This information includes details about how the command line has been parsed and what files have been stat()ed. This output is normally interesting only to the maintainer, and so is off by default. DEFAULT_ARG_SIZE=<value> If this environment variable is defined to a numeric expression during configure, it determines the default argument size limits used by xargs without -s, and by find, when spawning child processes. Otherwise, the default is set at 128 kibibytes. If the system cannot support the default limit, the system's limit will be used instead. To gain speed, GNU find avoids statting files whenever possible. It does this by: 1. Checking the number of links to directories and not statting files that it knows aren't directories until it encounters a test or action that needs the stat info. 2. Rearranging the command line, where possible, so that it can do tests that don't require a stat before tests that do, in hopes that the latter will be skipped because of a -o/-a conjunction. (But it only does this where it will leave the output unchanged.) The locate program and its helper programs are derived (heavily modified) from James Woods' public domain fast-find code, which is also distributed with the 4.3BSD find. Because POSIX.2 requires `find foo' to have the same effect as `find foo -print', the fast-find searching has been moved to a separate program, `locate'; the same thing has been done in 4.4BSD. If you use locate, you should run the included `updatedb' script from cron periodically (typically nightly). Mail suggestions and bug reports for these programs to
findutils-debuginfo-4.7.0-1.oc00 (28/12/2020)
Repository: Netlabs stable

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install emxrt

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Findutils v. 4.1 (31/3/1998) Readme/What's new
This copy of the GNU find utilites 4.1 has been compiled for OS/2 using the emx 0.9c development tools. It tries to follow the original as closely as possible. The most notable (and hardly noticable) exception is the specification of permission masks for the find -perm predicate. In addition to the rwx modes, you can specify the hsa (hidden, system and archive) modes. Some dirty work is done internally to map them temporarily to the "other" rwx bits. The -ls predicate displays them accordingly. An up to date copy should always be available as The major still missing feature of this port is optimization in terms of elimination of unnecessary stat() calls since OS/2's directory lookup functions already provide all necessary information. This, however, would result in either sort of ugly changes or possibly large amounts of allocated memory. Kai Uwe Rommel -- /* Kai Uwe Rommel ARS Computer & Consulting GmbH, Muenchen, Germany * * CompuServe 100265,2651, Fax +49 89 324 4524 * * ( maintenance) */ DOS ... is still a real mode only non-reentrant interrupt handler, and always will be. -Russell Williams
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