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Fundamentals of Linux by Oliver Pelz

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Searching for files

In this section, we will learn how to search for files in Linux. The man find command, as the name implies, can find files based on versatile criteria. But more than that, you can even apply actions on every search result during execution of the program, which is a very useful feature. Find can take some options to change its default behavior, for example, how to treat files, which are symbolic links during execution of the program. The first few arguments are a list of directories or starting points to start your search in, all the other arguments are search expressions or conditions to find in your search. It's important to discuss what search expressions are. A search expression typically is a test and an action. Tests ...

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