findorule man page

findorule — command line wrapper to File::Find::Object::Rule


version 0.0309


"findorule" mostly borrows the interface from GNU find(1) to provide a command-line interface onto the File::Find::Object::Rule hierarchy of modules.

The syntax for expressions is the rule name, preceded by a dash, followed by an optional argument.  If the argument is an opening parenthesis it is taken as a list of arguments, terminated by a closing parenthesis.

Some examples:

 find -file -name ( foo bar )

files named "foo" or "bar", below the current directory.

 find -file -name foo -bar

files named "foo", that have pubs (for this is what our fictitious "bar" clause specifies), below the current directory.

 find -file -name ( -bar )

files named "-bar", below the current directory.  In this case if we'd have omitted the parenthesis it would have parsed as a call to name with no arguments, followed by a call to -bar.

Supported switches

I'm very slack.  Please consult the File::Find::Object::Rule manpage for now, and prepend - to the commands that you want.

Extra bonus switches

findorule automatically loads all of your installed File::Find::Object::Rule::* extension modules, so check the documentation to see what those would be.


version 0.0309


  findorule [path...] [expression]


Richard Clamp <> from a suggestion by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

Adapted to File::Find::Object::Rule by Shlomi Fish (all copyrights disclaimed).

See Also




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Source Code

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