Chapter 2. Browse and Search the File System

Surfing the file system is something you’ll do a lot, browsing directories and searching for specific files. Chapter 2 has ten projects that do just that, covering the following topics:

  • Globbing and wildcard expansion. Learn how to say “all files” or “all text files” in shell-speak. It’s easier and quicker than listing them individually.

  • File system navigation. Learn how to move quickly from directory A to directory Z and then back again.

  • Finding files. Sometimes you need to root out a group of files and then list them or process each file. Unix puts some powerful commands at your disposal.

  • Unix links and Finder aliases. Don’t get confused between hard and soft links, and find out why Unix doesn’t understand ...

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