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Smart find

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smart-find makes it easier to access the advanced features of find and grep.


Use the -help option to show the smart-find usage.

    $ smart-find -help
    Usage: smart-find

        -help               - print this help
        -contains (-c)      - grep for string in found files
        -ignore-case (-i)   - ignore case when greping
        -iname (-in)        - ignore case of filenames
        -save-config        - write the default config
                              into /Users/barry/Library/Preferences/smart-find.json
        -debug              - print the find command line
        -<int>              - limit find to a max depth of <int>


smart-find follows the conventions of macOS and Linux XDG to look for configuration files.

You can see the default configuration file path in the smart-find -help output

  • macos - ~/Library/Preferences/smart-find.json
  • linux - ~/.config/smart-find.json

Use the smart-find -save-config to create a config file with the default configuration options:

The default configuration is:

        "folders_to_prune": [".svn", ".git", ".hg"],
        "files_to_prune":   ["*~"]

The following items are supported:

  • folders_to_prune is a list of folders that will be ignored
  • files_to_prune is a list of file patterns that will be ignored

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