Wednesday 9 August 2017

Useful find command examples in Linux

The below is a compilation of 'find' commands that I often use myself.

Finding files greater (or small) than 50mb

find /path/to/directory -size +50m

find /path/to/directory -size -50m

Finding files with a specific file extension

find /path/to/directory -name "prefix_*.php"

Finding files (or folders) with specific permissions

find /home -type f -perm 777

Finding files that have been changed  in the last hour

find / -cmin -60

Performing an action with matched files (-exec switch)

find / -cmin -60 -exec rm {} \;


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