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Old 08-07-2003, 01:59 PM   #1
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Find command??

Hi guys

What switches do I use if I want to find a file but I don't know what dir it is in?
Old 08-07-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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man find
Old 08-07-2003, 02:26 PM   #3
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I'm in the mood!

find / -name fileName > found.whatever 2> /dev/null
to find it as a normal user. If as root, cut the 2> /dev/null
It will put everything found in the found.wahtever file in your home directory ... if you are there ofcourse. If not, use ...> $HOME/~found.whatever.

And yes, use man pages, they are your best friend!

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Thx as always!


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