35 Practical Examples of Linux Find Command

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Ravi Saive

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72 Responses

  1. Said says:

    Hello everybody,
    Thank’s for all people who make some articles to benifit others.
    i have problem with the option prune of the find command, Could Someone explain thie option with some exmaples please ?

    best regards

  2. Debra says:

    Very good tutorial. How come in some examples you use find . and other examples you use find /

    • Ravi Saive says:


      The (.) means current working directory and I am using find command to search for files in current working directory, whereas / means whole filesystem.

  3. Nick F says:

    Is there a way to display multiple results one page at a time? For example, if I execute: find / -name “grub*”, I get too many results and I can’t see the first ones, because they are gone from display

  4. Gulab Singh says:

    i create a file demo.txt
    after that run this command # find / -mmin -60 (Find Modified Files in Last 1 Hour)
    showing more file and how to find my file demo.txt
    tell me.

  5. sangam says:

    I have a question “if I want to find a particular word in whole server and save into in a single path” what is the exactly commant .

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Your question is not clear, but I think you want to find a particular word in all system files and then save that word to a different file? is this right?

  6. Nick says:

    Thanks guys

  7. PhilJo says:

    On the temporal find conditions you can do a creation date comparison with “find ~/ -newer $file_name”

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