When you need to find a file and you hate to use a GUI on Linux then find is for you!! The find is a common command on any Unix distribution, it allow you to track down files or directories with a very flexible set of options like:

  • Complete name (or a part of it)
  • Creation Date
  • Size
  • Permissions
  • And more

Find can also perform an additional command execution and iterate the search result as an array, for example FIND those files older than 3 months and delete them, it’s quite destructive, but yes, you can do it, so be careful.
Here are some examples of the find command usage:

If you want to learn more about this command, you can start reading the man page here

An example:

Example of find via SSH

Example of find via SSH

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