||File & Directory
FIND - Find a File
find <start dir> -name <pattern> find / -name gz* will locate all files starting in the
root directory with a name matching "gz*". NOTE: THIS WILL ALSO SEARCH ALL ATTACHED DISKS INCLUDING CD-ROMs IF MOUNTED -
Try to start with a lower level directory. (the -mount switch will also prevent this)
find / -mtime -1 \! -type d will list all files (starting with the root directory) changed in the
last 24 hours. /mtime -1 specifies the 24 hour filter. \! -type d excludes directories from file list.
find / -xdev -name X*.h finds all files matching X*.h (* is a wildcard).
the -xdev switch excludes any other type of file systems from
being searched (the root is an ext2 system, /dosc is a dos system).
-iname may be used in place of -name for a case insensitive search
-user uname - searches for files owned by user uname
see locate to list files in databases that match a pattern.