Linux/commands/find

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The find Linux command searches directory trees for files whose directory information meets particular criteria.

To search by content, use grep.

Examples

Find a file or folder named "kate" somewhere under the current folder:

find -name kate

Find all files or folders with the extension ".txt":

find -name *.txt

View, in realtime, all additions to any file whose extension is ".log":

find . -name "*.log" | xargs tail -f

(This is useful for monitoring web server (e.g. Apache) activity.)

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