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 +====== Find a File ======
 +Conveniently,​ the command used is '​find'​. ​
  
 +Usage:
 +<​file>​find [path...] [expression]</​file>​
 +Example:
 +<​file>​find / -name filename.txt -print</​file>​
 +This would look for and display the file '​filename.txt'​ starting in root and moving through the directories recursively. In newer operating systems '​-print'​ is the default and is not needed.
 +
 +For more information,​ type 'find --help'​ or 'man find'​.<​br />
 +Also, check out [[http://​www.codecoffee.com/​tipsforlinux/​articles/​21.html|http://​www.codecoffee.com/​tipsforlinux/​articles/​21.html]]
 +
 +
 +-- Main.FredPettis - 22 May 2009
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