Is there any means in the command line I can do a
find and chain it to something that writes/appends to a text file and creates a list of the paths they find matching to specific folder names I’d like to search for?
All in all I have dozens upon dozens of directories with dozens and dozens more subdirectories and subdirectories there in.
At this point I just want an easier way to find them..
best I have thus far is
find / > tacos.txt -xdev -name "backup"
but it doesn’t let me do multiple names, and it doesn’t append to the text if I repeat multiple times
You have a couple of options here. First, you can use
>> instead of
> to append to a file. The double arrows will append to the file, while the single
> truncates the file.
Better right here though is that
find can take multiple names like
find / -xdev -name "backup" -o -name "otherName1" -o -name "otherName2" > tacos.txt
-o means “or” so you can chain together sets of criteria to match, which is fairly straightforward for lists of names.