Is there anyway I can list all the files that belong to a particular owner?

Additionally can I list all the files that belong to a group?


find should answer:

sudo find / -user root

To search a specific directory, just replace / with the full path. You can drop the sudo part of the command if you don't mind warnings about being unable to read special files.

For group ownership finds, use:

sudo find / -group root
  • I was going to suggest some hackery using cut and grep, but this is much cleaner.
    – Huckle
    Mar 22 '12 at 4:00

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