Using Find with Shell on Mac
alex at tweedly.net
Wed Aug 9 20:10:13 EDT 2017
You should put quotes around the "*.livecode", because
find ~/ -iname "*.livecode" -print
will do what I think you want to do.
Whereas if you do,
find ~/ -iname *.livecode -print
the *.livecode is seen by, and interpreted by, shell - and so expands
to the livecode files in your home directory. You need to put quotes
around it so that it is passed as a string to the find command, which
can then use it to match names.
(I'm not 100% sure why you didn't have the same problem in terminal as
well as in msg box - but I'd change this and expect it will help).
On 09/08/2017 23:56, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode wrote:
> I'm pretty much fed up with Spotlight.
> On Linux apps I use Locate, which is really efficient.
> but setting up and keep the locate dbase on mac is also frought with issues. it will not index $Home
> which is weird.
> FIND is slower of course, but perfectly effective.
> find ~/ -iname *.livecode
> from terminal get me *every* with .livecode in my user folder. in my UI's for locate I just get all the results into a var, then filter that var with strings and update the results field… works great, very fast.
> But this, inside the msg box:
> put "find ~/ -iname *.livecode" into tShell
> put shell(tShell)
> is only returning a single line:
> /Users/Brahmanathaswami//OneDrive/_RevData/Books in Rev/HAP_Trilogy Reader Source/source/HAP_Trilogy-Reader1-1.livecode
> Why don't we get all the results we do in terminal?
> use-livecode mailing list
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:
More information about the Use-livecode