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It's often that I need to locate the path to files and directories in Ubuntu Server. Are there any good way to search for files or directories in the filesystem by name?


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You name it: locate!



locate is a program installed by default that let you search for files/dirs by name, into its database updated with a cron job.



Go through the man page to see other interesting options, like regex search.



Moreover, you can use find to search on the current content of the filesystem (not on a database), with a full set of complicated options, that let you refine your search also based on metadata (permissions, modification time, etc.).


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