How to find, look or search for a specific file in linux

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A common problem for those aren’t aware of using linux are locating certain files(this is when troubleshooting, or simply doing steps from a guide)

Problem: I’m looking for a file in linux! How do I find this?

Answer: You can easily find a file by using the find command:

find / -name “httpd.conf” -print

Note: the -print option will print out the location of the name, / represents what location to start.

If you are interested in knowing more about the find command, look no further than the following link: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~kyoon/tts/unix-help/unix-find-command-examples.htm



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