find -exec with multiple commands

The Solution to find -exec with multiple commands is

find accepts multiple -exec portions to the command. For example:

find . -name "*.txt" -exec echo {} \; -exec grep banana {} \;

Note that in this case the second command will only run if the first one returns successfully, as mentioned by @Caleb. If you want both commands to run regardless of their success or failure, you could use this construct:

find . -name "*.txt" \( -exec echo {} \; -o -exec true \; \) -exec grep banana {} \;

~ Answered on 2011-05-18 11:25:30

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