Best way to exclude a folder from your search using the “find” command

I found it to be the fastest and most effective way to use the find command and exclude specific folders. That is using the “prune” option:

find /FOLDER_TO_SEARCH_INSIDE -path /FOLDER_TO_EXCLUDE -prune -o -name 'NAME_OR_PATTERN_TO_SEARCH_FOR' -print

That’s it, Enjoy!

Source:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4210042/how-to-exclude-a-directory-in-find-command

About SoCRaT

Research Support and Infrastructure Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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