I'm using the find command in a ksh script, and I'm trying to retrieve just the filenames, rather than the full path. As in, I want it to return text.exe, not //severname/dir1/dir2/text.exe.
How would I go about getting that? To clarify, i know the directory the files are in, i am just grabbing the ones created befoee a ceetain date, so the pathname doesnt matter.
you can do it with:
find ..... |sed 's#.*/##'
however does it really make sense? if there are two files with same filename but located in different directories, how can you distinguish them?
you are in /foo /foo/a.txt /foo/bar/a.txt
edit the answer to gain some better text formatting.
As you described in comment, so you want to
This could be done in one shot:
find ...|xargs tar -czf /path/to/your/target/a.gz
this will find files, make a tar (a.gz) to your target dir.