How do I find files in Linux and Unix?

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Tip: This document is for users looking for ways to find a file in Linux and not how to find text within a file in Linux.

LinuxLinux and Unix and their variants have different ways of locating files. See each of the below commands for additional information about the command and how they can be used to locate files.

Additional information

  • See our find definition for further information and related links on this term.