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    Using find in a bash script ?

    I mostly/always use find with -iname and directory as . So I want to make a bash script to do this so how will I get the search string into the bash script?

    So here the value of x will change every time I run the script so how will I get the value of x into the script?
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    ~!/bin/bash/ 
    find . -iname "*x*"
    Sorry if the question is hard to understand
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    Re: Using find in a bash script ?

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash 
    find . -iname "$1"
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    Re: Using find in a bash script ?

    Putting a / at the end of #! /bin/bash can cause errors.

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    Re: Using find in a bash script ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Small View Post
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash/ 
    find . -iname "$1"
    Can you please explain? The script ?
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    Re: Using find in a bash script ?

    theres not really much to explain, $1, $2, $3 etc. contain the values passed as arguments on the command line when you run a command.

    so if you run a script like so:
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    ./yourscript /home/you/somedirectory someotherparameter
    then in your script $1 would contain the value /home/you/somedirectory, and $2 would contain someotherparameter

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    Re: Using find in a bash script ?

    And $0 would be the name of the script!!

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    Re: Using find in a bash script ?

    Thanks !!
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    Re: Using find in a bash script ?

    Putting a / at the end of #! /bin/bash can cause errors.
    Yeah, I didn't mean to do that... :S
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