1. Find is a term used to describe a process of locating a specified text, file, document, or other object on a computer or the Internet. For example, you can press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F now to open a find window and search for any text on this page.
Note: On Apple computers use Command + F to open a find.
Generally speaking, when wanting to look for text in a current document it is referred to as "find." However, if you want to look for text in multiple documents or pages, it is referred to as "search" instead of find.
- See the find command page for MS-DOS and Windows command line command.
- Information on the Linux command can be found on our Linux find command page.