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Finding all modules on a system ?

Ray Carnes
on 11/21/13, 1:30 PM 1,162 views

I recently took over implementation of an OpenERP installation.

It contains several installs of OpenERP (three versions - each with a test install, a migration install, a development install, a staging install and a production install) and also has many directories containing OpenERP Modules.

I am looking for a specific module but want to avoid the time consuming task of looking in every addons path for each of the 15 different installs of OpenERP.

Is there a way to search the entire filesystem (Ubuntu) for folders that are OpenERP modules and create a sorted list?


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Ray Carnes
On 11/21/13, 1:34 PM

An OpenERP module can be identified by a folder or directory containing the file __openerp__.py

An Ubuntu search for all folders containing that file can be done by running the following command as sudo: (this command also sorts the list by path and outputs the list to a file)

find . -type d -exec test -e "{}/__openerp__.py" ';' -print | sort > modules.txt

You can then open this file in Excel and create a formula to find the last / character in the path and extract just the module name.


Once you have the module name, you can sort again just by this column, and you will have a sorted list of all OpenERP module names on the filesystem together with the paths that locate them.

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