Mastering file searches on Linux

By Sandra Henry-Stocker

There are many ways to search for files on Linux systems and the commands can be very easy or very specific — narrowing down your search criteria to find what just you’re looking for and nothing else. In today’s post, we’re going to examine some of the most useful commands and options for your file searches. We’re going to look into:

  • quick finds
  • more complex search criteria
  • combining conditions
  • reversing criteria
  • simple vs detailed responses
  • looking for duplicate files

There are actually several useful commands for searching for files. The find command may be the most obvious, but it’s not the only command or always the fastest way to find what you’re looking for.

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From: Network World