Date Added: Mar 2010
The SAS metatables contained within the SASHELP library contain a wealth of information about SAS libraries, datasets, and variables along with other useful information, which can be, used directly in the SAS programs. Sometimes, however, the only way to obtain system-related information on non-SAS files or their attributes is to use one of the utilities in the environment. In the Linux environment, the "Find" command fulfills this need. This paper demonstrates the flexibility of the Korn shell 'Find' command to capture system level information on files and file structures in general.