oldfind (1) - Linux Man Pages

oldfind: search for files in a directory hierarchy


oldfind - search for files in a directory hierarchy


oldfind [-H] [-L] [-P] [-D debugopts] [-Olevel] [path...] [expression]


The oldfind and find programs are functionally identical. The only difference between them is the implementation internals of how the filesystem is searched. The oldfind binary has a recursive implementation while find uses fts(3). The fts-based implementation will replace the recursive implementation but for the moment both implementations are installed.

The implementation which is installed as find on this system is the fts-based implementation, since the --without-fts option was not passed to the configure script when findutils was built.


find(1), fts(3), Finding Files (on-line in Info, or printed).