35 Practical Examples of Linux Find Command

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89 Responses

  1. sindhu says:

    how to search a file in the server and grep for a particular entry in that file and print only the output..?
    is there any way where we can hide all the search that is happening and display only the required result

    • Ravi Saive says:


      You can use egrep to achieve the same, the below command will find a entry or string in a given file in Linux.

      # egrep -w 'entry or string' /path-to-file
  2. Datta says:

    How do I find file1.txt and somefile.json in single find command

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Here is the command to multiple files using find command..

      # find . -type f \( -name "*.txt" -o -name "*.json" \)
  3. Q no 12 : I think there should be

    instead of g+s

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yeah, that’s really good finding, yes that should be g=s, corrected in the writeup..

  4. rtt says:

    Very useful and handy little guide. -mtime is really invaluable for so many reasons.

  5. S Govardhan Raju says:


    We need help for linux (RHEL4) command FIND. How to tar todays ie., only current day (17-04-2016) files . Please give me examples.

    Thanking U sir,

    S Govardhan Raju
    T I R U P A T I

    • Ravi Saive says:


      What you mean by “only current day” files? the whole system modification files in a particular day or any specific directory files you want to tar? Could you explain me more about your requirements so that I can help you out..

  6. S Govardhan Raju says:


    We are happy to inform you that we are understanding linux commands with your examples easlly.

    Thank U very much Sir,

    S Govardhna Raju

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