In Unix-like and some other operating systems,
find is a command-line utility that searches through one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and applies a user-specified action on each matched file. The possible search criteria include a pattern to match against the file name or a time range to match against the modification time or access time of the file. By default,
find returns a list of all files below the current working directory.
locate programs use a database of indexed files obtained through
find (updated at regular intervals, typically by
cron job) to provide a faster method of searching the entire filesystem for files by name.
Other articles related to "finds, find":
... Jake is then hunted down after Jared has his data, and eventually finds his way back home, only to find his father near death ... special engine his father had kept in trust, he goes to find a way to stop Chrysalis ... and is witness to Hannah's apparent death, only to find she was trapped in her PRISM ...
... When a batter has experienced a slump, he may take extra practice or instruction to "find his swing." Perhaps he has a hitch in his swing, or his batting stance has changed ... Having "lost his swing," now he must "find it." This phrase is also used in golf ...
... to as Autocomplete, search as you type, filter/find as you type (FAYT), incremental search, typeahead search, inline search, instant search, word wheeling, and other names as well ... Some common keyboard shortcuts for incremental find are Ctrl/Cmd-F (like for traditional find), the GNU-style / (also applicable to Vim), or Emacs-style ...
... A minority of people find the taste and smell reminiscent of soap, and thus find it offensive ... with some people having no response to the aromatic chemical that most find pleasant, while simultaneously being sensitive to certain offending unsaturated ...
... fragments of a second skull (Piltdown II) at a new site about two miles away from the original finds ... So far as is known, the site was never identified and the finds appear largely undocumented ... Woodward did not present the new finds to the Society until five months after Dawson's death in August 1916 and deliberately implied that he knew where they had been found ...
Famous quotes containing the word find:
“You look at any poetic creature: muslin, ether, demigoddess, millions of delights; then you look into the soul and find the most ordinary crocodile!”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)
“We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the minds door at 4am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.”
—Joan Didion (b. 1934)
“Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?”
—Bible: Hebrew, Job 11:7.