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Search files using the find command in Linux by examples

Sep 20, 2012, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sanjeev Kumar Jaiswal)

If you are at *nix system, whether you are System administrator, common user, programmer or whoever; you will surely need to find file using different criteria. For that *nix system has very powerful and efficient command called “find”.

The find command is a powerful *nix utility that allows the user to find files located in the file system through various criteria such as the file name, owner, group, size, inodes, when file was last accessed, when the file status was last changed, the file's permissions, even using regular expression pattern etc.

I will try to cover maximum usage of commands that you are gonna need for any such operations. I hope after reading those examples one will easily use find command for one's problem.

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