View Full Version : Unix on X.4 - finding >4Gb files

02-04-2009, 10:19 AM
I have a drive with loads of arty stuff on and need to move it to Windows.

Trouble is, I need to find all the 4Gb+ files and move them first.

So I thought use terminal, and am in the process of looking thru my Linux book for a command that can:

find all the 4GB+ files
display their paths
copy/move them to a different folder

The folders can get quite deep

Can anyone pls help me out?

02-04-2009, 10:33 AM
You could use the 'find' command for this.

# find_larger: find files larger than a certain size (in bytes)
find_larger() { find . -type f -size +${1}c ; }

You can run commands via 'find's "-exec" option.

But it would probably be easier just to do this search in Finder and then you can move the files manually.

02-04-2009, 10:43 AM
There I go always trying to make things more complicated than they are! Thanks for bringing me back to earth!