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Unix ---> find

The find command recursively descends through the directory tree looking for files that match a logical expression. The find command has many options and is very powerful. Rather than go into detail here, I encourage you to take a look at the man pages for find. The find command does have a rather contorted syntax which is not easily mastered, and if truth be written, that's why I'm not spending more paper on it here. However, here is a quick example that should get you started:

find ./ -name elm -print
will print all occurrences of a file named "elm" in the working directory and all of its subdirectories. More examples of the find command in action may be found in Strange names and Advanced wildcards.

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