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Search & Find

Find a file by name

find / -iname "[query]"
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fd [query]
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Find all path names containing a phrase

locate [query]
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Find the path of an executable

which [command]
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Find location of binary/source/man files for a command

whereis [command]
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Search for pattern in output of command

history |  grep [phrase]
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Find modified files since last 60 minutes

find / -mmin -60
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Find changed files since last 60 minutes

find / -cmin -60
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FInd all files which are accessed 7 days back

find / -atime 7
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Search for pattern in file

grep [query] [file]
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Find all files which are greater than 10MB and less than 100MB

find / -size +10M -size -100M
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Find files by extension

fd -e [extension]
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find . -type f -name "*.[extension]"
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locate "*.[extension]"
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