findrule [path...] [expression]
DESCRIPTION"findrule" mostly borrows the interface from GNU find(1) to provide a command-line interface onto the File::Find::Rule heirarchy of modules.
The syntax for expressions is the rule name, preceded by a dash, followed by an optional argument. If the argument is an opening parenthesis it is taken as a list of arguments, terminated by a closing parenthesis.
find -file -name ( foo bar )
files named "foo" or "bar", below the current directory.
find -file -name foo -bar
files named "foo", that have pubs (for this is what our ficticious "bar" clause specifies), below the current directory.
find -file -name ( -bar )
files named "-bar", below the current directory. In this case if we'd have omitted the parenthesis it would have parsed as a call to name with no arguments, followed by a call to -bar.
Supported switchesI'm very slack. Please consult the File::Find::Rule manpage for now, and prepend - to the commands that you want.
Extra bonus switchesfindrule automatically loads all of your installed File::Find::Rule::* extension modules, so check the documentation to see what those would be.
AUTHORRichard Clamp <[email protected]> from a suggestion by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa
COPYRIGHTCopyright (C) 2002 Richard Clamp. All Rights Reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.