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Old 07-09-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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How find a single file in a folder -Linux


I am very new to Linux oS. many years worked in dos/windows

Now i am in Linux os environment

Please help on this

I want to find a particular file is available in current folder or not.

ex : To find file starting with sel with extention fmb, In dos /windows - i will use dir sel*.fmb

Please tell me what is the linux command . I am using Putty to issue linux command
 
Old 07-09-2012, 02:07 AM   #2
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Hello,

Have a look at the man page for find:
Code:
man find
The most basic format would be:
Code:
find <path> <expression>
where <path> can be . (dot) for the current directory or an absolute or relative path and expression can be for example -name 'sel*.fmb'.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:08 AM   #3
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find <foldername>/ -name "sel*.fmb"
 
Old 07-09-2012, 02:31 AM   #4
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hi
Thanks for your reply,

In ls command i can see the file 'selvam.fmb' on screen.
But when i am issuing this command
find . -name 'sel*.fmb'

Not getting any reply just getting the prompt only

Please help me
 
Old 07-09-2012, 02:40 AM   #5
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It is working now

Actually the problem was - i entered name in lower case , but actually it is in UPPER case

Thanks

Last edited by gselvam; 07-09-2012 at 02:41 AM.
 
Old 07-09-2012, 02:51 AM   #6
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Hi,

Great! If you consider your problem solved then please mark the thread as such. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 07-09-2012, 04:05 AM   #7
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Actually the problem was - i entered name in lower case , but actually it is in UPPER case
Note that find also has a case-insensitive test, -iname.
 
Old 07-09-2012, 04:24 AM   #8
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Thank you ...
Will follow the Linux rules..
 
  


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