Quick tip: Finding subfolders

When organizing folders it can be needed to find out if and which folder has subfolders.

Let’s say we have the following folder layout:

data
- disk1
- - subfolder1
- - subfolder2
- disk 2
- - subfolder3
- disk 3

Finding the folders which has subfolders is pretty easy:

find . -mindepth 2 -type d

Adjust the mindepth parameter to your needs. In the given case, it outputs:

./disk2/subfolder3
./disk1/subfolder2
./disk1/subfolder1

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