Find may refer to any of the following:
1. Find describes locating a specified text, file, document, or other objects on a computer, in a file, or on 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. In Microsoft Word, you can press Ctrl+F to find specific text in a document.
Generally speaking, to look for text in a current document, it is called "find." However, if you want to look for text in multiple documents or pages, it is called a "search" instead of find.
What can I find?
Using the find option, you can find any letters, numbers, or other characters in a document, web page, or file. If the search feature supports regular expressions, you could use regular expressions to find a pattern or condition of text. For example, you could search for all files starting with the letter "C."
What is the find symbol?
The magnifying glass icon may also represent the search feature.
- See the find command page for MS-DOS and Windows command line commands.
- Information on the Linux command is available on our Linux find command page.