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Find files or directories under the given directory tree, recursively. More information:

  • Find files by extension:

find {{root_path}} -name '{{*.ext}}'

  • Find files matching multiple path/name patterns:

find {{root_path}} -path '{{**/path/**/*.ext}} -or -name '{{*pattern*}}'

  • Find directories matching a given name, in case-insensitive mode:

find {{root_path}} -type d -iname '{{*lib*}}'

  • Find files matching a given pattern, excluding specific paths:

find {{root_path}} -name '{{*.py}}' -not -path '{{*/site-packages/*}}'

  • Find files matching a given size range:

find {{root_path}} -size {{+500k}} -size {{-10M}}

  • Run a command for each file (use {} within the command to access the filename):

find {{root_path}} -name '{{*.ext}}' -exec {{wc -l {} }}\;

  • Find files modified in the last 7 days and delete them:

find {{root_path}} -mtime -{{7}} -delete

  • Find empty (0 byte) files and delete them:

find {{root_path}} -type {{f}} -empty -delete