find — Find Files


/usr/bin/find path... expression


You can use the find command to search through any part of the file system, looking for files with a particular name. find recursively descends the directory hierarchy for each path, seeking files that match expression .

find descends to arbitrary depths in a file hierarchy and does not fail because of path-length limitations (unless a path operand specified by the application exceeds PATH_MAX requirements).


path A path name of a starting point in the directory hierarchy.
expression Interpret the first argument that starts with a -, or is a ! or a (, and all subsequent arguments as an expression made up of the following primaries and operators. In the descriptions, ...

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