Re: how to locate files on my computer
On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 08:24:54PM -0500, tom wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-09-02 at 20:13 -0500, Neal Hogan wrote:
> > man find! Did you look at the manpage . . . the man page for 'find'?
> > Patience can only be afforded those who take the time to look things up!
> > # find / -name 'named files'
> > or
> > # find /foo -name 'named files*'
> > etc.
> I certainly did. Except I forgot that if I hit the return button, more
> text comes up. So, this is good exercise. Appreciate your patience as
> I relearn how to use a command line terminal. Ubuntu has made a cli
> cripple of me.
> Thanks, Tom
If you get too may files showing up, pipe the output to 'less', like
# find / -name 'named files' | less
Then you can page up and down, or hit '/' to search for text that might be helpful.