Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 find Command Quick-Start to Search for File/Image/Path/Directory Easy Guide

November 26th, 2014 by Zen BSD

Mac OS X find Command Quick-Start



This short Unix Tutorial Get you Started on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 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

Mac OS X locating file/directory/image/path quick-start - featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    Applications > Utilities > Terminal
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Find/Search for File/Image/Path/Directory on Mac OS X Command Line - Open Terminal
  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

    How-to Use grep with find
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