Fool's guide to FIND

malstram at malstram at
Thu Nov 21 10:31:39 PST 2002

> From: Declan Moriarty <declan.moriarty at>
> Date: 2002/11/21 Thu PM 04:49:08 EST
> To: blfs-support at
> Subject: Fool's guide to FIND
> Can anyone point me to such a thing? With examples?  Don't reply 'man find' 
> until you read to the bottom of it!
> I have a very simple task: I want to recursively find files by name (e.g.) 
> *.pdf, and I am quite happy to log to the appropiatre directory to search 
> down.  In most cases I know the extension, but not the name. Does anyone ever 
> do a simple task like that in linux? Does it take a line the length of a sed 
> construction?

find / -name "*.pdf" -print

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