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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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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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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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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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 ...