You can locate all files with a specified
or last access or modification date using
Use this command to locate seldom-used or excessively large files,
files owned by a particular user,
temporary files, core files, and any unused a.out files.
The syntax of find is:
find pathname option
pathname is the pathname of the directory to search.
The find command searches recursively,
downward through all the directories under the named directory,
for files that match the criteria specified by option.
You must include the -print option for find
to display the list of files that match the search criteria.
Finding specific files by name (-name)
For example, to locate and display all files named temp
recursively in the /usr directory, enter:
find /usr -name temp -print
Finding files of a certain size (-size)
For example, to locate and print a list of all the
files greater than three blocks in size
in all the directories (/ and below), enter:
find / -size +3 -print
Finding files by owner (-user)
For example, to find all files in the /work directory
owned by olivier, enter:
find /work -user olivier -print
Finding files of a certain type (-type)
For example, to locate all the directories
in /usr/spool/uucp, enter:
find /usr/spool/uucp -type d -print
Finding files by permissions (-perm onum)
onum is the octal number used with
For example, to locate and display all the files in the /usr
directory that give all users read, write, and execute permissions
(onum is 0777), enter:
find /usr -perm 0777 -print
Finding temporary files
Displaying filesystem and directory usage statistics
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004