Linux find Command Quick-Start to Search for File/Image/Path/Directory Easy Guide

November 26th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Linux find Command Quick-Start



This short Linux Tutorial Get you Started on Linux with a Very Useful Shell Utility: the find Command.

Everybody when Working on Linux, Mac or Unix need so Often to Find some Files, Directories, Images or Paths.

The Easiest Way to Find System’s Entities in Unix-like Platforms is Matched Using the “find” Shell Command.

Take the Time of Reading and Understanding to Get a Clear Insight

Searching for Files on Linux with the find Command - featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window

  2. Simple Keyword Searching

    find /PATH/TO/START -iname \*KEYWORD\*

    Example:

    find $HOME/Downloads -iname \*pdf\*

    Whith this Syntax above you can simply Locating All Files, Directories, Images and Paths Containing the Given “KEYWORD”
    For a Case Sensitive Searching use:

    find /PATH/TO/START -name \*KEYWORD\*


  3. How-to Easy Refine your find Search-Results

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