How to Find files in Linux

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Files can be found under linux in many different ways. On this post, I will show you two simple way to find files in linux which are using locate and find command. Below are the samples that i hope can help you to understand on the basic syntax of these two command.

    [[email protected] ~]# locate httpd.conf
    /etc/httpd/conf/.httpd.conf.swp
    /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
    /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.rpmsave
    /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf_backup_ori
    

The locate command will produce a list of the locations where you could find files that are named as httpd.conf. It will return all the possibilities location which contains word “httpd.conf

    [[email protected] ~]# find / -name httpd.conf
    /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
    

The find command above searches within the directory / for files that have their names httpd.conf.


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