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Tutorial: Using the 'find' Command

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GNU find is a powerful command-line utility that lets you search for files and folders in a hierarchical tree directory structure. It is the backend for all those utilities out there like the graphical searching in KDE or GNOME. However, find can be a little hard to handle at first by beginners.

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Command Line Basics: Finding Files

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In today's post I'm going to show how to use the command line find program to search for files. There are certainly different GUI tools available in Linux, such as Beagle, to search for files. The advantage of many of these systems is that they index the files on your system so that the searching is rather fast.

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5 Days of find: The Basics of find

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The first of the bashshell.net "5 Days of find" series, this tutorial breaks down the basics of the find command. With the Linux find utility, you can perform powerful searches on just about any criterion you can think of, and then, from the same command-line entry, invoke another utility to do whatever you need to do with the results.

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awk: Find and Replace text

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The basic function of awk is to search files for lines (or other units of text) that contain a pattern. When a line matches, awk performs a specific action on that line.

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Find Files with the find Command

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A video howto for using the command line to find files with the "find" command.

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Unix and Linux Horror Stories And Actual Help

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Some funny stuff mixed with some practical advice. What a treat :)

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Using Find to Locate and Report on Large Files

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Backups are essential, and so is the reducing the time needed to perform those backups. Many’s the time I have sat waiting for a backup to complete only to remember that I had a link to a large set of files, or a bunch of ISO files in the ./download directory, and had to migrate those over to somewhere else and restart the backup.

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Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name

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There is always a time when working with the CLI that you will want to find a set of files by name, such as all JPEG images. The `find` command lets you do this and more. Let’s jump into the basic structure of a find command:

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