On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 01:48, Bob Lockie wrote: > $ find . -name *\.moc\.cpp -print > find: paths must precede expression > Usage: find [path...] [expression] > > What is wrong with what I am trying to do? > > You need to quote the pattern to keep the shell trying to expnd it. That is, $ find . -name "*\.moc\.cpp" -print should work.