How to Use FIND Command to Search for a File or a Directory in Linux

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I want to find a file in my VPS linux and I read web hosting guides on a web hosting blog, they presented using find command but I tried to run it on my SSH console but I could not run this command. Does it require me to install somethings to run the find command? What are exact commands to find a File or a Directory in Linux with find?
 

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What error are you getting when running the find command ?

Find should already be installed.
 

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Try something like
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cd /;
find | grep FileYouAreLookingFor
and let us know what the output is. Also make sure you are logged in with the right privileges and account to SSH.
 

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For your current folder use . or remplace /home for the location you are searching from.

Folders only:

find /home -type d -name 'searchfolders'

Files:

find /home -type f -name searchfiles.php
 

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I want to find a file in my VPS linux and I read web hosting guides on a web hosting blog, they presented using find command but I tried to run it on my SSH console but I could not run this command. Does it require me to install somethings to run the find command? What are exact commands to find a File or a Directory in Linux with find?
That is odd, find is a default command. Try the following command
Code:
/usr/bin/find . -type f -name thefilename
You may be in a pretty jailed out ssh session or not in a shell like bash. You might want to verify your profile is set to bash in /etc/profile and your path setting is in place. You could always try the "locate" command.


If you have the ability to install, you could run:

CenOS/RedHat/Fedora/Scientific

Code:
sudo su
yum install mlocate
updatedb
locate "yourfile"

Debian/Mint/Ubuntu

Code:
sudo su
apt-get install mlocate
updatedb
locate "yourfile"
 
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