Linux recursive directory listings

It’s sometimes really useful to recursively generate a list of directories, excluding the files.

I use this in build scripts to create lists of directories that will need to be generated on the remote server – this is useful for things like upload directories for user generated content that wouldn’t necessarily be under version control.

find . -type d

To exclude a directory within this path you can use:

find . -type d -not -path "./directory_to_ignore/*"

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