How to use find and locate command in Linux?

How do you use the find command?

In order to use the find command, you first need to open the Terminal application. To do this, open the Finder application and go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

Once the Terminal application is open, you can use the find command by typing:

find . -name “filename”

Replace “filename” with the name of the file you are looking for.

For example, if I wanted to find the file “MyFile.txt” in the current directory, I would type:

find . -name “MyFile.txt”

If the file is not in the current directory, you can use the -path parameter to specify the path to the file.

For example, if I wanted to find the file “MyFile.txt” in the “MyFolder” folder, I would type:

find . -path “/MyFolder/MyFile.txt”

How do you use the locate command?

The locate command is used to quickly find files on your Linux system. Typing locate followed by the file name will search through all the files on your system and return the results. You can also use wildcards to specify files by type or name.

What are the differences between the find and locate commands?

The find command locates a specific string of text within a file, whereas the locate command finds all files that contain a specific string of text. The find command can also be used to search for files within a specific directory, whereas the locate command can only search for files that are located in the current directory. Additionally, the find command can be used to search for files that have been modified within a specific time period, whereas the locate command cannot.

With the find and locate commands, you can quickly find files and directories on your system. These commands are essential for any Linux user.