Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (1)
findrule - command line wrapper to File::Find::Rule
findrule [path...] [expression]
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
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.
I'm very slack. Please consult the File::Find::Rule manpage for now,
and prepend - to the commands that you want.
Extra bonus switches
findrule automatically loads all of your installed File::Find::Rule::*
extension modules, so check the documentation to see what those would be.
Richard Clamp <firstname.lastname@example.org
> from a suggestion by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa
Copyright (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.