How do I find files in Linux and Unix?

Updated: 08/31/2020 by Computer Hope

This page is for users looking for ways to find files in Linux, not how to find text within a file in Linux. For help with finding text within a file, see: How do I find text within files in Linux?

Tux the Linux penguin.

Linux and Unix and their variants have different ways of locating files. See each of the following commands for additional information about the command and how they can locate files.