Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How can I search the entire (unix) file system for files whose name contains a specific substring?

# To list files whose name contains "yoursearchterm"
find / -name "*yoursearchterm*" -print
Swap the "/" with a more specific path to limit your search. Add "-maxdepth 1" after the path and before "-name" to limit your search to a single directory.


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