find / without traversing /proc

Eric Blake
Sat Apr 29 00:35:00 GMT 2017

On 04/27/2017 08:11 PM, Andrey Repin wrote:

>> Doesn't the -xdev switch help with this?
> Just keep in mind that -xdev is an extension and different platform may use a
> different way to indicate that find should stick to the current device.

Huh?  find -xdev is specified by POSIX, so it's portable:

    The primary shall always evaluate as true; it shall cause find not
to continue descending past directories that have a different device ID
(st_dev, see the stat() function defined in the System Interfaces volume
of POSIX.1-2008). If any -xdev primary is specified, it shall apply to
the entire expression even if the -xdev primary would not normally be

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
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