I need to search for files starting with some particular name. There can be multiple files starting with a particular pattern and I want to list all such files present in the directory.
To complete exisitng answers:
The default directory list utility
Note that the file extension is relevant for the search results too.
In case we need to list files in a directory tree we can also issue
You can use
The above command will search the file that starts with abc under the current working directory.
You can also use
There are many ways to do it, depending on exactly what you want to do with them. Generally, if you want to just list them, you can do it in a terminal using:
... and replacing
To understand the command, let's break it down a bit:
You can search for a particular pattern using the Nautilus file manager and regular expressions.
To do so, click on Select Items Matching in the Gear menu like below (you can also press Ctrl+s).
Then, just type the regular expression
Every file whose name matches your pattern will be automatically selected.
I'm using Nautilus 3.6.* from GNOME3 PPA on Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal).