A commandline utility to find files and directories.

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Find directories that DON'T contain a file but YES another one

I have quite a large music collection and would like to find the directories in which I still have compressed files (*.rar) unprocessed. Hence looking for a command that lists directories in which i ...
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Using find and stat to display filename(s) and statistics

I'm trying to run a command to find all files starting with 'geo' and see when they were edited. I am trying to following but unfortunately am having no luck.. Is there a param for stat to display ...
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How to take the first n files from a directory with a letter in alphabetical order to another directory

I need to take the first 3 files from a directory starting with letter b in alphabetical order to another directory. I've come up with this command: find ...
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find/tar combination to backup certain files at one level, and all files in one subdirectory

Our server's directory structure is like this /home/site1/public_html /home/site1/logs /home/site1/cgi-bin etc...(it's the standard when using virtualmin) What I want to schedule backups for is ...
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Command for find in page (Ubuntu 12.04)

I'm keybinding some shortcuts and I just want to know what the "find in active window" command is. <-- windows equivalent is ctrl-f
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Exclude some of the “find” results

I'm using find command along with -exec something argument. Can I exclude some directories/name that match regex (something like rsync's --exclude)? Will -prune be enough if I want to exclude many ...
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I can't find a file in ubuntu 12.04

i used the code in terminal sudo mv filename.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds but when i check there, it is missing, also can't find in /home
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Efficiently finding the first file (in the lexicographical sense) among multiple directories

I have hundreds of folders and each folder contains thousands of files. I want to identify the "first" file among all files of all folders, "first" being defined by the lexicographical order of the ...
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Get total diskspace usign du for multiple directories

I know about du -sh which gives me total disk space used for given directory. My problem is the directories I am interested are scattered in lot of subdirectories. I have right "find" command that ...
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Track file and folder name changes

I'm successfully running a remote backup of a small server over the internet using rsync. However, the process can be lengthy if the following happens. Let's say a large directory has had its name ...
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Where are the uploaded files from redmine stored? and its not in “/redmine/files”

I am doing a migration from redmine 1.3.2 stable to 2.4.3 for that I need to migrate as well the uploaded files. In every documentation I can find it says that the uploaded files are in the ...
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Which package manages the Ctrl+F function?

I'm trying to find out which package manages the Ctrl+F (Find) function. I need this so I can properly file a bug; the Ctrl+F function is constantly being launched on whatever application I have on ...
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find is using a LOT of resources - how do I find out why?

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system has been running very slow lately. I keep having to reboot it, and then within 24 hours it's slowed down again. I've gone in and run top and what keeps coming up at the ...
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find photos shot by a certain type of camera via terminal

I have a huge collections of photos shot with different cameras on my computer. Now, I would like to find all photos which has been shot with a certain camera via the terminal. I think it should be ...
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How Can I Combine 'SRM' and 'Find'?

I'm using SRM to securely delete files and directories. Most of the data is on FAT and NTFS volumes since I dualboot with Windows (I'm trying to use Ubuntu as much as possible and stay away from ...
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finding some files and sorting the result by size and copy it to folder

well I want to use the cmd "find" to search some files and in the same time I want to sort the result by size sudo find ~ -name $i -exec du -sh {} \; | sort -nr | head -1 I used the cmd "du" for ...
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Can't find Bluetooth file

This may sound dumb, but i have searched everywhere for /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf . I cannot find it. I have tried searching and doing everything of the manner, but I cannot find it. Please help.
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Need Help regarding Finding tools

When I type command find / -name ??.conf the output is a lot of files such as : find : /home/simmer/local/share/gvfs.metadata : Permission Denied Don't get the desired result, And if I use the ...
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Please help identify on which partition I have ubuntu installed

I need to reinstall my GRUB since I cannot boot windows 8 anymore (something happened with my installation of Ubuntu). I want to follow this advice - Boot error > no such device: grub rescue in ...
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SD Card vanished after placement of .nomedia file

This is not really a Ubuntu problem but since I moved from Windows to Ubuntu I naturally would like to use Ubuntu to solve this problem. I bought a 32gb sandisk micro sd card for my galaxy note 2. ...
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CTRL+F Find/Search not active after clean install of Ubuntu 13.04

2 days after a completely clean install of 13.04 and no relevant changes to the system (keybd shortcuts etc.), CTRL+F does not work anywhere, with the exception of Chrome, where it opens the ...
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Remove files in multiple directories except some sub-folders

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.10 and I need to configure a cron job to delete some files in samba shares that belong to some criteria. I'm configured some samba shares in /media/raid/. The folders are: ...
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Upgrading to 12.04 seems to have stopped

It was installing rather slowly, slower than 11.10 installed but I figured that there was just more to install, but the terminal output of "Installing System" shows several errors, most trying to get ...
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How can I synchronize all PDFs from one directory with Dropbox?

I want to synchronize all the PDFs from one directory (my Zotero library) to Dropbox. Finally, I want to have a list of all the PDFs, not the directory names. I successfully synchronized all my PDFs ...
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I can not install windown back. I get error message “cannot find backlight controller” “Support for cores revisions 0x17 and 0x18 disabled by module”

I tried to install ubuntu to my win8 pre installed computer and I am new at ubuntu so I chose lvm option while installing. and now ubuntu deleted all data about win8 and does not let me install ...
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How to use folder with wildcards and spaces in find command in script

I want to use find to find files in a set of folders restricted by wildcards, but where there are spaces in the path name. From the command line, this is easy. The following examples all work. find ...
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No Downloads, Documents, … folders in Home folder after installing dvsdk

Today I have installed dvsdk package in Home folder. For installing i have changed the mode using chmod 777 and executed ./[package_name]... After that, it asks where to install, I chose home ...
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Which app scans all disks searching any kind of media files (photos, videos, etc.)?

Is there an app which scans disks looking for all kinds of media files (photos, videos, etc.) the same way Picasa does for pictures? I could write a bash script to perform such thing, but I'm not ...