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How To Find A File In Linux by tycoon101(m): 2:19pm On May 25
No matter your distribution, knowing how to find a file in Linux is an essential skill for any fan of the open-source OS.

Whether you’re using one with a graphical desktop interface like Ubuntu or Mint, or you’re running a command-line driven system like Debian, Linux makes it easy to find what you need quick and easy.

How to find a file on Linux using a desktop file manager
Similar in look and feel to Microsoft Windows or Apple’s macOS, many Linux distributions come with different desktop environments, like GNOME or KDE, to make them more user friendly and intuitive. While there might be slight differences between them, every Linux distribution is built on the same underlying file system.

How To Find A File On Linux Mint

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When searching for a file on a Linux distribution with a graphical interface, the system’s file manager will have a built-in search operation similar to those on Windows of macOS. Open up your file explorer (in the desktop’s application menu, use the search bar and enter “Files” if you’re having trouble finding) and it will open up on the user’s home directory.

At the top of the file explorer window, you’ll see either an address bar with a magnifying glass icon next to it or a separate search field entirely, depending on the desktop environment you use. Either click on the magnifying glass or click into the search field and begin typing in your search term.

As you type, the results field should start populating with partial matches, but you’ll still need to type in the complete term you want, or close to it, to Read More https://techevangelistseo.com/how-to-find-a-file-in-linux/
Re: How To Find A File In Linux by tycoon101(m): 6:19pm On Jul 07
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Re: How To Find A File In Linux by spoilerx: 6:33am On Jul 08
locate filename

or

find / -name filename

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Re: How To Find A File In Linux by tycoon101(m): 6:54pm On Jul 13
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Re: How To Find A File In Linux by jubrilELsudan: 3:29pm On Jul 31
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