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Ways to Use “find” Command to Search Directories More Efficiently

This tutorial will take you through the different ways of finding a directory in Linux. As you may already know, in Linux everything is a file including directories. And one of the common things a Linux user will do within the command line is searching for a file or a directory.

There are several different means and utilities used for searching for files on the command line such as find, locate and which. However, the last utility (which) is only used for locating a command.