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Search a file in UNIX

Discussion in 'Unix' started by Poonamol, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Poonamol

    Poonamol New Member

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    Hi,

    How can I search any file in Unix from home directory?
    File is in sub directory. Search a file in dir and sub dir.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    en_7123 New Member

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    Use the find command.Read the man page
     
  3. Poonamol

    Poonamol New Member

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I got it

    find / -name "filename.extension" This lists all paths of the file in dir and subdirs also.:)
     
  4. kumarmannu

    kumarmannu Banned

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    Find files with the Linux find command : This first Linux find example searches through the root filesystem ("/") for the file named "Chapter1". If it finds the file, it prints the location to the screen. find / -name Chapter1 -type f -print A nice thing to know is that on Linux systems and modern Unix system you no longer need the -print option at the end of the find command, so you can issue it like this: find / -name Chapter1 -type f This next find command searches through the /usr and /home directories for the file named Chapter1: find /usr /home -name Chapter1 -type f To search in the current directory, and all subdirectories, just use the . character to reference the current directory in your find commands, like this: find . -name Chapter1 -type f
     
  5. shivkumar2

    shivkumar2 New Member

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    find / -name file name -to find file and driectory in linux.
     

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