mfind - search for objects in a directory hierarchy.


mfind [OPTION...] PATH...


The mfind utility recursively descends the directory tree for each path listed, listing names that are the specified type (or all if none is specified).

Unlike GNU/BSD find, mfind is not yet sophisticated enough to support full expression matching, but does (currently) allow a --name option that supports Regular Expression matching.

With the --json option a stream of JSON objects is printed. Each JSON object contains the fields from the Manta ListDirectory API endpoint, plus the following client-side added fields:


mfind -t o -n '.+.log$' ~~/stor/logs/foo/2013/04/29


-a, --account login Authenticate as account (login name).

-h, --help Print a help message and exit.

-i, --insecure This option explicitly allows "insecure" SSL connections and transfers. All SSL connections are attempted to be made secure by using the CA certificate bundle installed by default.

-j, --json Output a newline-separated JSON stream of find results.

-k, --key fingerprint Authenticate using the SSH key described by FINGERPRINT. The key must either be in ~/.ssh or loaded in the SSH agent via ssh-add.

-l, --limit Limit number of entries returned per request.

-n, --name regexp Only return entries that have a name matching RegExp. RegExp is a Javascript Regular Expression.

-p, --parallel NUM Limit concurrent operations to NUM. Default is 50.

-s, --size SIZE Only list objects that are greater than SIZE bytes.

-t, --type type Specify d for directories, and o for objects. If specified, only names of that type will be returned.

--maxdepth Only print items items less than this depth

--mindepth Only print items with at least this depth

--role=ROLE,ROLE,... Specify which roles to assume for the request.

--user user Authenticate as user under account.

-u, --url url Manta base URL (such as

-v, --verbose Print debug output to stderr. Repeat option to increase verbosity.


MANTA_USER In place of -a, --account

MANTA_SUBUSER In place of --user.

MANTA_KEY_ID In place of -k, --key.

MANTA_ROLE In place of --role.

MANTA_URL In place of -u, --url.

MANTA_TLS_INSECURE In place of -i, --insecure.

The shortcut ~~ is equivalent to /:login where :login is the account login name.


When using the -v option, diagnostics will be sent to stderr in bunyan output format. As an example of tracing all information about a request, try:

mfind -vv ~~/stor 2>&1 | bunyan


DSA keys do not work when loaded via the SSH agent.

Report bugs at Github