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6 Important Examples of Find Command

How to find files or directory on Linux?? Explain find command with the help of examples.

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The find command in Linux is very important to find the files and directory. Where find command is used?? When we need a file but we do not know in which directory it is, we need the specific directory but we do not know its location. So below is the widely used 6 important examples of the find command.

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1.To find specific ‘directory’

Need to find directory name ‘arun’ under the / directory.

# find / -type d -name arun

Output:

/arun

2. find ‘file’ in a specified directory

find the file name ‘index.php’ under the /var/www directory.

# find /var/www -type f -name index.php

Output:

/var/www/index.php

3. specific file in current directory

Dot represent the current directory.

# find . -type f -name index.php

Output

./index.php

4. To find ‘file’ when case-insensitive

Find the file name ‘arun.txt‘ under /home/arun directory where file name can be small or capital alphabet.

# find /home/arun -type f -iname arun.txt

output:

/home/arun/arun.txt
/home/arun/Arun.txt

5. How to find file from the ‘extension’

Here we will find all the files with the extension ‘.php’

# find /home/arun  -type f -name "*.php"

Output:

/home/arun/index.php
/home/arun/info.php

6. find file with the specific permissions

To find all the files with the ‘664’ permissions.

# find . -type f -perm 664

Output:

/home/arun/arun.txt




Perfect !!! Here you have learned how to use the find command with the examples on Linux. Please feel free to write your feedback or questions in the below comment box.

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