Users usually try to find a file using the GUI. However, sometimes it becomes a very tedious job to find an individual file in the huge pile of files on your system. Finding it conventionally may be a time-consuming task. To make this task easier, Linux offers certain commands to do this job for you.
find is a popular command used in the Linux systems that can help you search for various files based on their names, type, extension, permissions, owner, etc.
In this tutorial, we will be focusing on finding the files by name. We will look at the different arguments that can be used with the find command. We will also learn about the locate command which is also a faster way to search for the files by name.
Using the find command in a proper way can make your task easier. Finding the files of particular type or extension or searching by the name will be possible if you understand the general syntax of this command well.
Search_Path: Here comes the path where we specify the path from where we wish the system to start searching for the file. In short, the starting directory to start the search is specified.