How do I find out all files owned by a user called tom or jerry under UNIX / Linux / BSD / OS X operating systems?
Use the find command as follows to find all files owned by a user called tom, in /home (open terminal and type the command):
find /home -user tom find /home -user jerry
To find all files in the /sales directory owned by the vip group, enter:
find /sales -group vip
You can restrict your search to *.c (all c files only) for user tom as follows:
find /home -user tom -type f -name "*.c"
You can restrict your search to directories only as follows:
find /home -user tom -type d
- -type d – Find only directories.
- -type f – Find only files.
- -name “*.c” – Find all file ending with .c extension.