Q. I have remove server. I login through SSH program. How do I find a file called xyz on my Linux server system?
A. You can use find command. It search for files in a directory hierarchy under Linux and all other UNIX like oses. Use find command to find a file from shell prompt.
Find command syntax
find Search-Directory-Path -name file-name-to-search
To find a file called zyz in /home/user directory type the command:
$ find /home/user -name xyz
To find a file called passwd in / (search entire system) directory type the command:
$ find / -name passwd
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