A program 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to find the location of a device

I have a programmer to program AVR micro-controllers, and to upload a HEX file to the micro-controller I have to know where it is, something like this: /dev/ttyUSB003. I tried dmesg but I couldn't ...
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Dash (superkey) doesnt find any software and my software-center doesn't start

Can anybody help me? I have only access to software that is already shown in the starter..
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Finding gephi's settings file in ubuntu?

I am trying to increase the maximum amount of memory available to Gephi on Ubuntu. The official Gephi help says this is how to do it: On Linux, go into your application directory and then into the ...