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

November 26, 2014 | By Zen BSD.

Mac OS X find Command Quick Start

This short Unix Tutorial Get you Started on macOS 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 Getting a Clear Insight

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  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 macOS Command Line - Open Terminal

    In case first see: Terminal QuickStart Guide.

  2. Simple Keyword Searching

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


    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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