Finding What You’re Looking for on Linux


It isn’t hard to find what you’re looking for on a Linux system — a file or a command — but there are a lot of ways to go looking.

7 commands to find Linux files


The most obvious is undoubtedly the find command, and find has become easier to use than it was years ago. It used to require a starting location for your search, but these days, you can also use find with just a file name or regular expression if you’re willing to confine your search to the local directory.

$ find e*

In this way, it works much like the ls command and isn’t doing much of a search.

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