Originally Posted by abi
2)if there is a file named project_latest ,but while searching i am not able to remember its name completely(eg i know the file starts with filename project) then is there any way that i can find its path???
If you mean that literally all that you remember about the filename is that it contains project and nothing else then
will do that, but may well give a large number of hits (err, actually will give a large number of hits) if you have a large number of filenames that contain the string 'project', which is quite possible.
If, on the other hand, you can remember some stuff about the pathname, just not quite the exact filename, then there are still things that you can do. So, imagine that you can remember that it is in a home directory, you could try
locate project | grep -i home
Which may reduce the number of results, somewhat. (And, now for my favourite, rather minimalistsic, comment: ) Etc.