How Do I find a file in Linux operating systems?
You need to use the find command to search for files in a directory hierarchy under Linux operating systems.
find Command Syntax
Open the terminal and type the following commands:
find /dir/to/search -name filename
find /dir/to/search -iname "*.txt"
For example, search a file called foo.c in /home/projects directory, enter:
find /home/projects -name "foo.c"
To find all *.sh file, enter:
find /home/projects -name "*.sh"
To match uppercase and lowercase version of foo.c or FOO.c, enter:
find /home/projects -iname "foo.c"