35 Practical Examples of Linux Find Command

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Ravi Saive

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37 Responses

  1. Sunny says:

    HI , How to see the files in particular date, Suppose I want to see Jan 18 2015 files among all the files. I tried +mtime not working

    find . -newermt 2015-01-18 -ls lrt

    above one is not working for me, Please suggest something

  2. Rajkumar Yadav says:

    Great articles

    Thanks !

  3. Farid Afshar says:

    Hello sir,

    I am trying to find files in Linux using the find command. I need to search in an nfs mounted filesystem to list all the files owned by a certain user. Example:

    drwxrwxr-x 2 afsharf staff 126976 Oct 9 14:20 trevor/
    -rw-rw-r– 1 afsharf staff 22947599 Oct 9 08:52 troj.out
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 camachoe staff 11752 Jun 25 2013 runtnav_beta_h*
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 camachoe staff 11648 Jun 25 2013 runtnav_h*

    I would like to find files owned by “camachoe” in the current and sub- directories . Any idea how to do that using find command? this is an nfs mounted filesystem.
    Thank you in advance.

  4. Jec says:

    Hi Sir,

    Is there a way to use find/locate on a list? example:

    while read line
    if locate “$line”
    echo “Y: $line”
    echo “N: $line”

    done < $1

    on my case, this always returns N: (line), I think the locate command reads my variable as $line literally, also tried to use find command here, same result. any thoughts?? thank you in advance :)

  5. Bharath says:

    I want to delete the files and print to output file with date,Time and Size.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Bharath, I think you should try this command.

      # find /your-path -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.txt" > filestobedeleted.txt

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