An important aspect of file management is the ability to search for files. In UNIX this is done with the
command, which has many different uses. The general form is:
% find pathname(s) condition(s) .
argument is one or more directories where you want to begin the search. The
command descends each pathname, along with any subdirectories it encounters, and displays the matching files. The condition
argument is optional. It specifies one or more conditions that modify the search. For example, you can search for files with a particular name, ownership, modification time, or file type such as directories or regular files. The following SlideShow shows some simple examples of how the
command is used.