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Re: script within find

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 11:39:40PM -0800, Alexy Khrabrov wrote:
> Here's a mystery solving which I've avoided for a while.  Now that I'm
> going to publish a recipe for fixing Photoshop installation on a
> case-sensitive Mac drive, I'd like to compress it into one script.
> The problem is, the script contains a find command, which passes all
> things it finds via -exec to a small helper script.  The helper script
> is necessary since it seems difficult to make -exec contain a single
> in-line command to do it.  Here they are:
> -- the find command:
> find . -name a -exec ~/bin/fix-ps-cs2.sh {} \;
> -- the helper script, ~/bin/fix-ps-cs2.sh:
> #!/bin/sh
> DIR=`dirname $1`
> (cd $DIR; ln -s a A)
> as you see, it needs to invoke dirname on the argument, then create a
> symlink in that dirname.
> Can the helper script be avoided and all the work done within the
> single find command?

Not sure what that has to do with zsh, but on MAC OSX, I'd
expect find to have a -execdir:

find . -name a -execdir ln -s a A \;


find . -name a -exec sh -c 'ln -s a "${1%a}A"' {} {} \;


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