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Posted by sibu on May 24, 2009

File search commands

find  / -name file1 - search file and directory into root filesystem from ‘/’
find / -user user1 - search files and directories belonging to ‘user1′
find /home/user1 -name \*.bin - search files with ‘. bin’ extension within directory ‘/ home/user1′
find /usr/bin -type f -atime +100 - search binary files are not used in the last 100 days
find /usr/bin -type f -mtime -10 - search files created or changed within 10 days
find / -name \*.rpm -exec chmod 755 ‘{}’ \;   - search files with ‘.rpm’ extension and modify permits
find / -xdev -name \*.rpm - search files with ‘.rpm’ extension ignoring removable partitions as cdrom, pen-drive, etc.…
locate \*.ps - find files with the ‘.ps’ extension - first run ‘updatedb’ command
whereis halt -  show location of a binary file, source or man
which halt  - show full path to a binary / executable

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