dylanized dylanized - 2 years ago 109
Bash Question

Use bash to find first folder name that contains a string

I would like to do this in Bash:


  • in the current directory, find the first folder that contains "foo" in the name



I've been playing around with the find command, but a little confused. Any suggestions?

Answer Source

You can use the -quit option of find:

find <dir> -maxdepth 1 -type d -name '*foo*' -print -quit
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