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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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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Search files content for possible BTC key strings

I have 4 BTC addresses on two of my drives that I cant bloody find. I saved them under stupid name so they would be hard to find if someone had access to my system. Now I cant find them. Is there a ...
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How to filter out hidden files and directories in 'find'?

I would like to list all the non-hidden files and directories in my path. This means that files beginning with . should be excluded from the result, along with files whose path contains a hidden ...
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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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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 file based on content of entire file, not per line

Can I search for files with a rexexp that is matched against the entire file? Let's say that I have these files: //file1 foo bar //file2 bar foo I want to find files that end with "foo". If I use ...
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make clean in several subdirectories

I want to clean several (>20) subdirectories with make clean. I thought about someting like this: find ./ -type d -maxdepth 1 | xargs "make clean" but it doesn't work. Could you please help me?
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Where does Desktop Telegram save sent pictures?

i use telegram with my pc. i know that telegram save all pictures in a folder on android. is telegram save pictures on pc too ? and if yes, where is it ?
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run command on only local mount points

I have a command to filter files with size > 10 MB but want to run it only on local mount points. Currently I have mounted some remote NFS in my system on /nfs so in my search I don't want to ...
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kubuntu find not working properly in home directory

Opening a terminal in my home directory, the following commands yield no results: ~$ find . -name 'mysql' ~$ find ./ -name 'mysql' ~$ find /home/username/ -name 'mysql' but if I chdir to my local ...
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Is there a way to increase upload speed in Ubuntu?

I don't know why my upload speed is so poor. I use adsl connection, and I measured the speed using cable, not wireless. However, the speed is still poor and I was wondering if there is something I ...
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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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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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Find directories and create new sub directory inside each directory found

I need to insert a file to a sub new directory that I will create when find command is executed. # find /home/user*/.dir/anotherdir -maxdepth 1 -type d -iname "*.default" anotherdir/dwwcop9o.default ...
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How to persistently maintain cloned mac address on Network Manager?

I'm on Gnome 3, and it seems like I'm able to add cloned mac address to my network interfaces from the GUI wizard of Network Manager. The catch is, every time I reboot my computer the cloned mac ...
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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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Highlight search results in Ubuntu Gnome's terminal?

Is there a way/plugin to highlight the searched strings in Gnome's terminal on Ubuntu (When using Ctrl+F or similar keys)? Not just a single result, but all which appear inside the window?
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dolphin “Find ” not working

how do you get "find" to search for anything. when i type anything it says that it found nothing. I've tried kde-baseapps, systemsettings , and kfind. im using ubuntu 16.04 and the version of ...
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how to find a file and ftp from ubuntu server?

I am not a unix scripting guy, so I have this question to you all. How I can find a file and ftp it to a ftp server? ncftpput -R -v -u "username" x.x.x.x xyz/ Downloads/[find /home/owner/Downloads ...
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Directory showing with find but not with ls

I have a 2TB ntfs disk mounted. The fstab entry looks like this /dev/disk/by-uuid/7AD35DE723741E22 /home/herb/2TB ntfs defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 2 I installed a service with a web front end on the ...
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Not recognizing the “find” command in Mutt configuration file

Just trying to setup mutt to use with Maildir, following the instructions on this page: http://www.elho.net/mutt/maildir/. However, when I start mutt, it gives me the following error Error in ...
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find only works with sudo?

I've been searching for a while now and I can't find an awnswer to this. Let's assume I created this dir /Desktop/things and I want to find it using find. If I do find . -name things -type d ( and ...