How To Use Unix To Search For Files And Directories


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Searching for files and directories

Now we've covered most of the fundamentals of working with files and directories, we want us to see how we can go about searching files and directories to find certain files. The Finder offers a really powerful search tool already. It's called Spotlight. You can access it from the upper right-hand corner of the Finder or most Finder windows also have a field that where you can type in what you are looking for and it will help you find all the files that match that criteria and it's very powerful and it's pretty fast. However, we also need to learn to do it the Unix way. First of all, you may be on another Unix system at some point. Maybe you're even logged in remotely to a Unix web server and want to search for things there.

Well, Spotlight won't do you any good on that remote server and also sometimes it will be useful to be able to just do it from Unix without switching out and in some cases, it will actually be faster. You will be able to find exactly the result...

Searching for files and directories
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Searching for files and directories provides you with in-depth training on IT. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Unix for Mac OS X Users

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