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Thursday, January 4, 2018

find: paths must precede expression: SOLVED

While running find command, we are getting the message "find: paths must precede expression:"

[root@testserver emd]# find /oem1/agent12c/odcagent/agent_inst/sysman/emd/ -mtime +10 -mtime -30 -type f -name core.* -exec ls -al {} \;
find: paths must precede expression:
Usage: find [-H] [-L] [-P] [-Olevel] [-D help|tree|search|stat|rates|opt|exec] [path...] [expression]

While running find command, name field should be covered with ' ' notation.
[root@testserver emd]# find /oem1/agent12c/odcagent/agent_inst/sysman/emd/ -mtime +6 -mtime -30 -type f -name 'core.*'  -exec ls -al {} \;
-rw------- 1 odcagent dba 869224448 Dec 25 13:19 /oem1/agent12c/odcagent/agent_inst/sysman/emd/
-rw------- 1 odcagent dba 869380096 Dec 23 19:39 /oem1/agent12c/odcagent/agent_inst/sysman/emd/

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