Chapter 22. Searching for Information and Files

One of the greatest challenges in Unix is to find the files you want, when you want them. Even the best organization in the world, with mnemonic subdirectories and carefully named files, can break down and leave you saying to yourself, “I know it's somewhere, and I remember that it contains a bid for Acme Acres Construction to get that contract; but for the life of me, I just can't remember where it is!”

Goals for This Hour

In this hour, you will learn about

  • The find command and its weird options

  • How to use find with xargs

  • Working with files on the Internet

In this hour, you learn sophisticated ways to find specific information on the Unix system. The powerful find command and its partner, xargs, are the ...

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