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findsrc - walk directories, trying to find source files


findsrc [ -. ] [ -dy_or_n ] [ -ooutput_file ] [ -R ] [ -S ] [ -v ] [ file... ]


Findsrc recursively examines all directories and files specified on the command line, and determines, based on the file name, whether the file contains source code or not. All directories are listed first, followed by all regular files, with one item per line.

If findsrc is unable to make a decision, it invokes the file(1) command, and prompts the user for a decision. In reply to the prompt, type the letter ‘‘y’’ or ‘‘n’’ (either case); RETURN means yes. If the reply starts with an exclamation point, the rest of the line is passed off to a sub-shell and the question is repeated. The ‘‘-d’’ option may be used with an argument of ‘‘y’’ or ‘‘n’’ to by-pass the interaction, and provide a default answer.

The ‘‘-o’’ option may be used to specify an output filename. This is designed to prevent confusion if a command like the following is executed:

findsrc . * >LIST

By default, findsrc ignores files whose names begin with a period, like ‘‘.newsrc’’ or ‘‘.tags’’; such files may be included by using the ‘‘-.’’ option. Findsrc also normally ignores RCS and SCCS files and directories; using either the ‘‘-R’’ or ‘‘-S’’ option causes both to be included.

Findsrc normally lists only the names of those files that have been selected. If the ‘‘-v’’ option is used, rejected files are also listed preceeded by the word ‘‘PUNTED.’’

If no files are specified on the command line, the program operates as a filter, reading a list of files and directories from the standard input, one per line.

See Also

makekit(1l) .

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