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    question about find.


    is there a way to use the find command to display only executable files?

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    You can go to a terminal and check the manual page to see the options for using find:

    Code:
    man find
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    im not finding anything usefull to what im intrested in in the Manual;

    so leme just rephrase the question;

    is there a way to list just the executables? via any command?

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    how about this for a starter (its in the man pages i swear )
    Code:
    man find
    so here is a starter piece, good luck
    Code:
    find -type f -perm +x
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    find is used to search the files in that directory if u want to find any file locate is very useful in this case

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    the question was finding executable files, locate would not be helpful for that
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