A Guide to Finding Files on Linux and Mac

A few creative ways to use the find shell command.

Case insensitively look for a file named your_file_name.txt

find ~/Documents -iname "YouR_FilE_NamE.txt"

Using wild cards – Case insensitively look for a file with .jpg extension

find ~/Documents -iname "*.jpg"

Easier to see when combined with less

find ~/Documents -iname "*.jpg" | less

Find Large jpg files over 5 megs

find ~/Documents -size +5M -iname "*.jpg"

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